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Film: Visual acoustics

what: Award

winning doc about photographer Julius Schulman whose work canonized modern architectural design. Q&A with filmmaker follows. when: Mon. Feb. 21, 6 p.m. where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. cost: Free and open to the public

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Gardens. Reservations required. when: Fri. Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m. where: Coastal Bamboo Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd. cost: $20/plate inFo:


lecture: sensing the sacred

what: Louis Nelson, head of archi-

tectural history at UvA, discusses sacred architecture in secular building. when: Thu. Feb. 17, 6 p.m. where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton cost: Free and open to the public





a taste of hope

what: A food tasting and auction to benefit

Urban Hope and inner-city children. when: Fri. Feb. 18, 7 p.m. where: Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad cost: $24 inFo:


theater: the wizard of oz

what: The St. Andrews School takes a trip

great Backyard Bird count

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” when: Fri. Feb. 18, 7 p.m., Sat. Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Sun. Feb. 20, 3 p.m. where: St. Andrews , 601 Penn Waller Rd. cost: $10/adult, $5/kids & students inFo: 912/897-4941.

what: National survey of bird species

sponsored by the Audubon Society. Bird checklists provided. when: Fri. Feb. 18, Sat. Feb. 19, Sun. Feb. 20, Mon. Feb. 21 where: Fort Pulaski , US Hwy 80 East, cost: $5

lecture: shadowed ground,

FREE sacred place

lecture: how can college FREE kids learn French?

what: Kenneth Foote, prof of cultural and historical geography at Univ. of Colorado, discusses how spirituality and ritual intersect with public memory and commemoration. when: Fri. Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. cost: Free and open to the public

what: Professor Dorothee Mertz-




Weigel discusses how technology can help students be fluent in foreign languages. when: Fri. Feb. 18, 12 p.m. where: AASU Univerity Hall rm 156, 11935 Abercorn St. cost: Free and open to the public



what: Djanikian’s new collection,

“So I Will Till the Ground,” confronts horrors of the Armenian genocide of 1915. when: Fri. Feb. 18, 1:30 p.m. where: AASU Student Union Theater cost: Free and open to the public

Black history Month presenta-

FREE tion







what: Kids from the J.C. Coleman Foundation after school program give presentations on important figures in Black History. when: Fri. Feb. 18, 4 p.m.-5 p.m. where: Williams Court, 1900 Lincoln St. cost: Free and open to the public



poet: gregory Djanikian

BookFest speaker: lisa genova what: Savannah Book Festival kicks

off with this author talk.

where: Trinity United Methodist Church when: Fri, Feb. 18, 5:30 p.m. cost: Free and open to the public inFo.


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the savannah Book Festival takes place 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. saturday; events are free and take place at venues in and around telfair square

what: A day of literary indulgence. Featuring notable writers Tobias Wolff, Lee Smith, Sandra Brown and many more. when: Sat. Feb. 19, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. where: Telfair Square, york St. and Barnard St. cost: Free and open to the public inFo:

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savannah irish Festival

deira (wine) as it relates to Savannah history. when: Fri. Feb. 18 and Sat. Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m. where: Davenport House, 324 E. State St. , cost: $20 inFo:

more celebrating the culture and traditions of Ireland. when: Sat. Feb. 19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. where: Civic Center cost: $12/day, $16/2-day pass, free/kids under 14 inFo:

what: Learn about the rich tradition of Ma-

wild game supper

what: Fried quail, venison chili, grits, biscuits

and more are on the menu for this benefit supporting the Bamboo Farm and Coastal

what: Live music, dance, food, crafts and

Car Seat Safety Check

When: Sat. Feb. 19, 10 a.m.-1


Where: Backus Children’s Hospital

Parking Lot, 4700 Waters Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public

Cannon Firings

What: Old Fort Jackson’s artillery

shows its stuff. When: Sat. Feb. 19, 11 a.m. 2 PM, , Sun. Feb. 20, 11 a.m. 2 PM Where: Old Fort Jackson Cost: museum admission Info:

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What: Savannah Feed the Hungry hosts meal for homeless & working poor. When: Sat. Feb. 19, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Where: SFTH Family Life Center, 4011 Augusta Rd. , Garden City Info:


What: Benefit for the Rape Crisis Cen-

ter featuring food, dancing, auctions. When: Sat. Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m. Where: Memorial Health - Hoskins Center, 4700 Waters Ave. , Cost: $75/person, $500/table of 8 Info: 912-233-3000.

When: Sun. Feb. 20, 2 p.m. 5 PM, 8 PM, Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 D

BookFest: Evening with

FREE Sandra and Ryan Brown

Louisville Rd. Cost: $7 Info:

What: Savannah Book Fest event features mother & son duo. When: Sat. Feb. 19, 7 p.m. Where: River Club, 3 MLK Jr. Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public Info:

Coastal Pet Rescue. When: Sat. Feb. 19, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Where: Desoto Hilton, 15 E. Liberty St. , Cost: $35/person Info:

Film: Carrie (US, 1976)

What: Wallflower with telekinetic abili-

ties wreaks havoc. When: Sat. Feb. 19, 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: $6-8 Info: 912-525-5050


What: Chuck Taylor, GSU landscape architect and campus planner, discusses on-campus sustainability. When: Tue. Feb. 22, 5:30-7 p.m. Where: Wild Wing Cafe, City Market Cost: Free and open to the public Info:

tration talks politics & his new book. When: Sun. Feb. 20, 4 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: $10 Info:


What: Timothy McKee per-

forms. Reception follows. When: Sun. Feb. 20, 4 p.m. Where: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Rd. Cost: Free and open to the public Info:


Film: A Film Unfinished (Ger/ Isr, 2010) the curtain on a Nazi propaganda film about the Warsaw ghetto.

Developing a book

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What: Controversial doc pulls back

GSU’s Sustainable Sites

What: Architect of the Bush adminis-

What: Annual fundraiser for the

What: Jean Ann Caywood talks to Savannah Writers Group about developing ideas. Includes Q&A. When: Tue. Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Where: Books-A-Million, 8108 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public



Film: Tongues Untied

What: Documentary about ho-


FREE Initiatives

BookFest: Karl Rove

Blue Jeans Ball



Film: Deep End (Poland, 1970)

mophobia & racism confronting black gay men. Followed by discussion. When: Mon. Feb. 21, 6 p.m. Where: AASU Student Union, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public

What: Thriller about an obsessive teen

who stalks a girl was lost for years. When: Wednesday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5 Info:

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Week at a glance | from previous page

Did somebody say ‘Festival?’ by Jim Morekis |


editor’s note

politics: A

long 08 look back at the depressing week that was in Savannah’s search for a city manager. by patrick rodgers

10 Blotter 11 Straight Dope 12 News of the Weird

Stopover Spotlight

Kicking 18 music: off our in-depth

coverage of the coolest thing to happen to Savannah, pretty much since the dawn of time.

Since you might expect to read about politics in this space, let’s get this out of the way first: There are many people — more than a few, in fact — who believe Karl Rove belongs behind bars, not headlining the Savannah Book Festival. Indeed, the move to bring the former Bush administration political guru to speak and sign books in Savannah this Sunday has sparked no small amount of grumbling among the usually mild-mannered local literary community. But as a published author myself, my own objection to Rove’s appearance has nothing to do with his politics. I just think a book festival needs to be reserved for actual writers, as opposed to celebrities who’ve published a book. There’s a difference, and the Savannah Book Festival should celebrate that difference. Whether or not the Rove invite will prove a success remains to be seen. Two thoughts: 1) It’s tough out there for nonprofits, and if the $10 donation to see Rove helps subsidize the rest of the Book Festival, which is free and well worth attending, then it’s a net positive; 2) If the idea of breathing the same oxygen as Rove turns your stomach, keep in mind he appears on Sunday while the bulk of Book Festival events happen Saturday.

In any case, this weekend more or less officially kicks off Savannah’s festival season for the year (no disrespect to the Telfair’s awesome Pulse Festival in January intended). This week we have extensive coverage of

the aforementioned Savannah Book Festival, including several great author interviews. Bill DeYoung writes about the Savannah Irish Festival, rollicking at the Civic Center and not to be confused with St. Patrick’s Day itself. And we feature the first installment of our in-depth coverage, continuing throughout the next several weeks, of the altogether unique Savannah Stopover, a new music festival which Connect Savannah is extremely proud to serve as chief media sponsor. Oh, if you still need your politics fix: Check out Patrick Rodgers’ piece this issue summing up the week in the city manager search. cs

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14 Music 26 Food & Drink 28 Art 30 movies

Say no to GMO Editor, I appreciate your critical comments about the city manager search and the deepening of the river. These are important issues. However, I’d like to draw your attention to another issue that is even more important, as it creates a threat to the whole population of the U.S. and goes pretty much unnoticed by media and public: Monsanto has just won the case against those concerned about their genetically modified alfalfa. “After nearly five years of legal and regulatory battles, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has fully deregulated Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa that is genetically modified (GM) to be resistant to Roundup herbicide.” (www.truth– Why is that so shocking? The farmers and advocates against

Monsanto argue that Roundup Ready alfalfa could cross–pollinate with organic and traditional alfalfa and transmit Monsanto transgenes to the non–GM crops. And thus, no one, not even the most sustainable farmer, could guarantee anymore that their products are free from GMO (genetically modified organisms). In addition Roundup Ready alfalfa will increase the use of the controversial herbicide. Some farmers fear the herbicide, already sprayed on GM corn and soybeans grown in the U.S., could drift onto organic alfalfa fields while promoting the growth of herbicide–resistant “super weeds.” While Europe tries to fight Monsanto and GMO, here in the U.S. no one talks about this, and it seems consumers are not aware or do not want to be aware. This is why you already have

GMO in your food stuff, from corn to soy beans. It might be almost all non–organic processed food you buy in the supermarkets. The claim usually invoked is that GM products are “substantially equal” to non–GM products, and for that reason do not require regulation or labeling. The courts so far have sided with the very powerful GM companies, and the influence of the GM giants into the government and legal system is impressive enough that change in the near future is unlikely. Is it REALLY? Can’t we citizens do anything about that? Another entry point of modified genes in our food are genetically modified Bovine Growth Hormones (rBST), again produced and introduced by Monsanto, that are used to make cows an efficient “milk–machine”. But these poor

creatures get diseases from this and end their lives after 4 years, while a normal cow could live 20. By the way Monsanto’s rBSTs are banned in Europe and Canada. Sorry, Mr. President, but this is not what we wanted you to do when the whole world was hoping that you get elected and bring about the change that a lot of people in the rest of the world would love to see in the U.S. Why is it that God’s blessed country still is the LEADER in destroying God’s blessed creation? It’s time the American people stand up for their rights against these kinds of corporations and force government into restricting environmentally and socially damaging industry practice, especially when it comes to our food. We are (or become) what we eat! Ursula Tischner


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Three potential solutions to the city manager issue failed to pass council by Patrick Rodgers |

The search for a permanent city manager was nearly concluded during the last City Council meeting. But the process stumbled back into the quagmire of confusion and uncertainty from whence it came. Three possible solutions were presented, despite the fact that the city manager search was not on the day’s agenda. The mayor presented a potential compromise, which he’d hinted at earlier in the week but kept secret until an executive session Thursday morning. His plan included keeping Acting City Manager Rochelle Small–Toney in the position until January 2012, when the process could begin again after municipal elections had been decided. The mayor’s plan was contingent on Small–Toney acquiring the $1 million Surety Bond for public officials. Alderman Larry Stuber presented another potential compromise, wherein Small–Toney would step down as acting city manager until November 2011, when, following the municipal election, the search for a permanent candidate would begin again. His plan would require bringing in another interim city manager for the remainder of 2011. Both plans were put to a vote and

rejected 5–4, with different arrangements of council members objecting to each compromise. Mayor Pro–tem Edna Jackson described Stuber’s proposal as “a slap in the face,” to Small–Toney, saying she shouldn’t have to step down after serving the city effectively during her tenure. Several members of council expressed concerns that the bond requirement in the mayor’s compromise still hadn’t officially been made law. Alderman–at–Large Jeff Felser tried to force a vote on the bond ordinance but was rebuffed. The mayor said the bond issue didn’t need to be law in order to be part of the compromise. After more than a week spent searching for common ground, the votes, as well as the discussions surrounding them, illustrated how divided council

remains on the issue, and not strictly along racial lines. Following the rejection of the Mayor’s compromise, Alderman Clifton Jones made a motion to vote on permanently hiring Small–Toney for the position. “There’s no reason to shuffle this to somebody else,” said Alderman Jones. “We don’t know who they will be.” A momentous silence followed the motion, which never went to a vote for lack of any member willing to second the motion. Punctuated by a clamor from council and the peanut gallery, a motion to adjourn was raised and seconded, ending a bizarre meeting that included a period of unsanctioned public comment, lengthy proclamations from members of council on the current manager search, and considerable political maneuvering. After the meeting, Jones said he was surprised by the lack of a support for the vote. “They’re afraid,” he said, adding that council still has “the power to reconsider.” It was an imperfect end to a long week.

Early last Tuesday, the group gathered for a day–long retreat at Lebanon Plantation to repair bruised relationships and discuss strategy. The council began the day with a session titled “Get it off your chest,” an opportunity for members to vent frustrations with the heavily divided proceedings of the last several weeks. Following some remarks by the mayor about inappropriate comments from staff made to the media about a separate issue, silence fell over the room while everyone waited to see who would breach the subject of the manager search. Surrounding the circle of couches where council sat was a ring of media, including television cameras, which closed in around the group, sensing the chance for bloodshed. The annual council retreat during the first quarter normally covers planning for the year ahead and a review of the council’s priorities. Civility was soon overcome by emotion, including heated exchanges between several members about who was responsible for injecting race into the dialog. Even divided, the council, which has now worked together for seven years, maintains a peculiarly dynamic relationship. During a break for lunch, after all but one television camera had left, the fissures between council members were bridged by common ground, swapping stories about calls from constituents (there’s an influx of large opossums in an Eastside neighborhood). The atmosphere had shifted back to city business as they moved on to discuss affordable housing, code enforcement, SPLOST money and a pilot program in partnership with the state’s Department of Revenue. The meeting closed with an hour of planning for the following night’s town hall meeting at the Civic Center. There were concerns about a larger than normal crowd, potential security threats and time limits for speakers. “We’ve got a real mess on our hands,” said Alderman Tony Thomas. “We can all agree to that.”

Listening to the public After being characterized as uncaring or unresponsive to public outcry over the search, council members touted Wednesday’s town hall meeting as an opportunity to listen.

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Moving ahead After the failure of two potential compromises, and no support for a vote on permanently hiring Small–Toney, it’s unclear how the process will move forward. Alderman Johnson mentioned the possibility of re–introducing the mayor’s compromise at the next meeting, and Alderman Jones also seemed likely to continue pressing for a vote on Small–Toney. The variable in the process is the million dollar bond, which has become a central part of the entire discussion despite the fact that its reasonability hasn’t been fully investigated. Following the council meeting Alderman Johnson said the issue of the million dollar bond is still under review – one of the reasons there wasn’t unanimous support to vote on the new ordinance – because Savannah might be one of only a few cities in the country with such a steep requirement. “It’s common that public officials are bonded,” explains Mark McCallum, the CEO of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers. “I would think it’s unusual to have a bond of million dollars. That seems high.” McCallum explains that although public officials like Treasurers might be rejected for a bond if they had recently filed bankruptcy, an official might not be able to receive a bond if they didn’t have personal assets to match the value of the bond. A bond company wants to know that the principal can pay back the bond if necessary, making a million dollar bond fairly difficult for an individual in the public sector. Whether Small–Toney hasn’t been bonded because of personal issues or because of the total value of the bond is still not clear. “There’s still been no explanation about why she’s not bondable,” said Alderwoman Mary Ellen Sprague after the meeting. CS

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the Mayor giving the state of the city address prior to the town hall

“We have to come off as good listeners,” said Stuber, a day earlier. Everything except the Mayor’s “State of the City” address and time for public input was removed from the agenda. Dozens of police officers were positioned in and around the auditorium in case anyone became unruly. A crowd of more than 300 gathered, and even if their rhetoric was occasionally uncivil, their behavior never was. The Mayor, offering the final “State of the City” address of his tenure, used the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of his administration over the past seven years, including thanking many of the people whose hard work and dedication was the foundation of that success. Reducing crime rates, significantly improving drainage, creating the Healthy Savannah Initiative, improving international relations, and surviving economic hardship relatively unscathed were among items cited to remind the crowd of the positive developments across the city since he took office. What followed was nearly two hours of public comment from 46 speakers, who demonstrated the spectrum of opinion on the mayor, the city manager search and numerous other local issues. If council was listening, they heard firsthand how divided the populace was, and at times how misinformed they were on the subject. Accusations and commendations flew toward the stage, but council sat quietly, having previously agreed that they would each give three minute responses at the end of the meeting. When council finally spoke, it was not to correct misinformation or provide guidance to constituents. Half offered prepared remarks about a search for unity and their fears for the community. Alderman Van Johnson simply thanked the audience for coming and bid them a good night, without any additional comments.

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Bloody hands and hand guns

An officer on patrol was flagged down by a concerned citizen who said he just saw a person break the window of a building on Congress Street.

It was shortly after three in the morning. The officer found a man walking away from the location with his right hand bleeding badly. He refused to be treated by EMS. Another officer arrived and located the broken window. The man with the bloody hand said he tripped and fell against the window. He was clearly intoxicated, according to the officer’s report. The subject said he was sorry and would gladly pay for the damages. The officer placed a CRN card inside the broken window. • An offduty officer found a 23 year old male lying in an alley between the Bryan Street garage and a downtown

hotel shortly after 2 o’clock in the morning. The young man, William Mabry of Shelby, N.C., had fallen from the roof of the garage. Two friends said they had been on the parking deck skateboarding when the victim, who had been running along the north wall, lost his balance and fell six stories. EMS arrived and declared him dead at the scene. • While on patrol near White Bluff Rd. and Tibet Ave. an officer noticed a car with a broken headlight. He stopped the vehicle to inform them of the problem. The officer asked the driver to step out of the vehicle to that he could show him the violation. The officer asked if he had any weapons, to which he replied that he did not. The officer then asked if he could search the vehicle, and the driver said that he could, but to be quick, “because I don’t have a lot of time.” While looking inside the vehicle, the officer found a digital scale with cocaine residue on the weighing surface. The driver said that he had let someone “hold the car earlier,” and that it might have been theirs. The passenger in the vehicle said he was just trying to

get a ride, and didn’t know anything. No other contraband was located in the passenger compartment. A search of the driver uncovered a plastic bag of cocaine and $277 in cash. A search of the trunk uncovered a sock containing eight empty baggies, a plastic case with cocaine residue and a bag of cocaine. The driver was placed under arrest. • A man driving north on I–95 fled Georgia State Patrol officers who attempted a traffic stop early one morning. The driver was stopped for speeding, initially complied with the traffic stop, then hopped back in his car and sped away from the scene. He lead officers on a chase that at times exceeded 90 mph. The driver was stopped on Rt. 204 and fled the scene on foot. Officers chased him into a wooded area, and Richmond Hill PD’s K–9 unit was brought in to assist. The suspect was apprehended quickly. Officers discovered several illegal firearms in the vehicle.

The suspect was transported to Bryan County Jail. • Police are seeking a man who assaulted a woman with a hammer. Around 7 p.m. officers were called to a home on Vermont Ave. and found a woman bleeding profusely from head trauma. The woman said she returned home from work to find her ex–boyfriend at her home. A day earlier they had decided he would move out, and he told her he had come to pick up his possessions. Once he came inside, he began to attack the woman with a hammer. The man, Robert Charles Foster, 44, then left the scene in a burgundy Chrysler Voyager. Anyone with information on Foster’s whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers. CS GIvE ANONyMOUS CRIME TIPS TO CRIMESTOPPERS AT 234-2020

A friend and I were watching some old James Bond movies and talking about their grandiose evil plans. The conversation turned to melting the polar ice caps and flooding the world. His idea was to use a solar reflector; mine was to use nuclear weapons. Since neither of us knows any evil geniuses, we decided to consult a benevolent genius. So Cecil, how would you melt the polar ice caps? —Miguel Valdespino The thing to realize is the magnitude of what we’re trying to accomplish. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there are 33 million cubic kilometers of ice in the polar regions. This is grounded ice, sitting on land or the sea floor in or near Antarctica and Greenland. There’s also floating ice, such as that covering the North Pole part of the year. But the USGS ignores this, since (a) the ocean level won’t rise when it melts (floating ice displaces a volume of water equal to its weight—think about it), and (b) floating ice is a drop in the planetary bucket. Assuming an average polar ice

and paint it black—that is, all the ice and snow? It’ll soak up a lot more solar energy that way, but now our melt time will be around 750 years. Maybe we can do better. See how this grabs you. We come up with a process that traps energy in the atmosphere rather than letting it radiate away, perhaps involving an accumulation of gases such as carbon dioxide or methane that would be transparent to incoming solar radiation but a barrier to surface heat. Sort of a, you know, greenhouse effect. The beauty of this scheme is that once the heat built up to a certain point, cascading events would take you the rest of the way. Melting ice would release additional carbon dioxide and methane trapped within, accelerating warming. Thawing permafrost would release still more CO2, and if the oceans got toasty enough you could end up with a major release of frozen methane on the seabed, a process thought to have caused the Great Permian Extinction. The problem from a cinematic standpoint is that no one genius, however evil, could pull this stunt off. The only way to generate enough CO2 would be combustion on a staggering scale—you’d need to enlist the bulk of the earth’s population in a decades-long campaign to burn through a significant fraction of the planet’s organic materials. Even if the plan were technically feasible, nobody would buy it as a movie premise. Everybody pitches in to melt ice caps? Come on, you think we’re all fools? CS cecil aDaMs

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temperature of minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit, melting it all will take 11.3 yottajoules of energy. How much is that? Well, yotta- is the biggest metric prefix we’ve got—it means “add 24 zeros.” Annual world energy consumption is something like 500 quintillion joules. Multiply that by about 22,000 and you’ve got 11.3 yottajoules, which is—I have to say this—a lotta joules. How to deliver it? At the earth’s distance from the sun we receive about 1.4 kilowatts of solar energy per square meter, half of which makes it through the atmosphere to the surface. (I’ll ignore atmospheric heating.) So theoretically we could position giant mirrors in space to reflect sunlight onto the poles. Problem: to get the job done in 20 years, our bank of mirrors will need to be the size of North America. Then, too, it’ll be nearly impossible to keep the mirrors aimed properly, and the melting ice will create sun-blocking cloud cover, slowing the process. What about the nuclear option? Estimates of the total world nuclear arsenal vary, but a reasonable guess is a combined yield of 5,000 megatons. Even assuming we could pump all the blast energy into the ice and not have any of it leak away, it’d still be less than a hundredth of what we need. Fossil fuels, then? Good luck—those 11.3 yottajoules are more than a thousand times the energy contained in the entire world’s proved oil reserves. Throw in all the globe’s coal and natural gas and, once again, we still don’t get to even one percent of what’s required. OK, Plan D. What if we live out one of Mick Jagger’s few unfulfilled fantasies

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The ear has a “G-spot,” explained the Santa Clara, Calif., ear-nose-and-throat surgeon, and thus the moans of ecstasy that Vietnamese “ear pickers” reportedly elicit from their clients might well be justified. A San Jose Mercury News reporter, dispatched to Ho Chi Minh City in January to check it out, learned that barber shop technicians could sometimes coax “eargasms” (as they removed wax) by tickling a certain spot next to the ear drum served by multiple nerve endings and paper-thin skin. Said one female client, “Everybody is afraid the first time, but after, it’s, ‘Oh my God!’” Said one Vietnamese man, returning home after a trip abroad, and who went immediately from the airport to a “hot toc” parlor for a picking, “(This) brings a lot of happiness.”

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• Two San Francisco-area counselors recently formed Men of Tears -- a male support group to encourage crying, according to a January San Francisco Chronicle reporter, who observed as nine men recounted touching events in their lives, accompanied by tears that, according to the counselors, make them emotionally stronger and less hostile. One of the counselors praised the recent public cries by Speaker of the House John Boehner and hoped that President Obama (who stopped just short of tears at the memorial service for victims of the recent Tucson, Ariz., shootings) would someday step over that line. • Disabled wheelchair user Jim Starr, 36, of Dorchester, England, was recently

ordered off of public roads because his face) was Terri Staino, 38, the owner of “chair” is too big. Authorities told him John Anthony Hair Styling for Men, who that his custom-made, motorized chair is also the husband of Anthony Staino with caterpillar treads instead of wheels, -- reputed to be the No. 2 man in the which moves like a tank, would have South Philadelphia mob, according to the to be licensed like one (“Category H” Philadelphia Daily News. vehicle, one category higher than a “road • Alex Good, 15, practicing tee shots roller”). Starr said his chair was the only with his high school golf team on a rainy way he could play at the beach with his day underneath a golf course awning, kids. had one of his drives hit the metal pole • Beloved Banker: (1) In December, J.P. holding the awning up, causing the ball Morgan Chase abruptly ended a program to ricochet into his eye, resulting in likely permanent damage. that had allowed military personnel Despite the fact that the pole to defer paying on Chase-owned student loans while on active duty. was directly in front of the tee, Hell of a legacy (2) Three weeks later, NBC News inches away, Good nonetheless Mr. Mayor reported that Chase’s mortgage charged the Pumpkin Ridge division had long been ignoring Golf Club (Hillsboro, Ore.) with negligence and filed a a federal military protection law by charging 4,000 active-duty per$3 million lawsuit. sonnel higher mortgage-interest • How Not to Do a Laser rates than permitted (and impropBronchoscopy: First, according erly foreclosing on 14 of them). (3) to a case written in December in the Massachusetts Medical Law That same week, Chase was found to be advertising (through an agent) Report, do not let the laser set fire a foreclosed-on, 5-year-old house in to the patient’s throat. More imRexburg, Idaho, without adequate portantly, if a spark does ignite, notice that it was infested with “thoudo not use the everyday remedy for a small flame, i.e., try to blow it out sands” of garter snakes. (In February, Chase reinstated the student-loan defer-- because blowing down the “trach” tube ments and apologized for ignoring the might extend the fire, as it did here. (The federal law.) surgeon and hospital were not named; the lawsuit resulting from the patient’s death Oops! was settled out of court.) • Three men visiting Philadelphia in Bright Ideas December were charged with a severalstore robbery spree, and perhaps luckily • Edward Hall III, 24, a Columbia for them, they were quickly arrested. University researcher, was arrested in The police report noted that one of the January for trespassing at JFK airport in victims (who had a gun waved in her New York City after he disobeyed United

Airlines personnel and tried an alternative method to board a plane. He told ticket agents he badly needed to be on the flight to San Francisco even though he had forgotten to bring a photo ID. Frustrated, Hall stepped behind the counter and crawled onto the luggage conveyor, where his next stop, minutes later, was the tarmac where bags were being loaded and where he was arrested. • A suburban Chicago high school health-class instructor’s technique for teaching the names of female reproductive parts caught the ire of the Illinois Family Institute religious organization in January. To some of the kids, teacher Jacqulyn Levin’s “game” was nothing more than a mnemonic to facilitate memorizing the anatomy, but others told the institute that Levin’s play on words was chantable, could be set to the tune of the “Hokey Pokey,” and was referred to by several students as “the vagina dance.”

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(1) Kyle Eckman, 22, was charged with theft in Lancaster, Pa., after he was stopped leaving a Kohl’s department store, mostly in his own clothes but also wearing the Elle high-heel shoes he was allegedly trying to shoplift. (2) Jimmy Honeycutt, 27, was arrested in Pawtucket, R.I., and charged with five recent robberies of liquor stores. Among the items found on Honeycutt was a telephone directory listing of liquor stores, with the ones recently robbed marked off. cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE



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At 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 The Wormhole Bar, 2307 Bull St. $10 Since this show is likely to sell out, we thought we’d put the spotlight on it in this issue, even though it takes place next week, on Feb. 23. And Master Richman does not give interviews, so instead of hearing what he has to say, here’s what we have to say about him: He’s a Boston–bred singer/songwriter who came out of the post–punk gate with a quirky rock ‘n’ roll band called the Modern Lovers. Richman’s songs (and his singing) are simple, wistful and often childlike – in fact, there was a rumor going around, when he first appeared, that Richman was actually the grown–up Jerry Mathers from Leave it To Beaver (he isn’t). Although the band had a huge cult following, it never really broke through, and Richman “went solo” in the late 1980s. For more than 20 years, Richman has been one of those omnipresent, enigmatic figures who always seems to be on the road, putting out albums sporadically (I Jonathan, Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Shadow, Surrender to Jonathan and the new O Moon, Queen of Night on Earth) and turning up in a high–profile way (that’s him in the movie There’s Something About Mary, the singing, guitar–playing Greek chorus that semi–narrates the story). At this Wormhole show, as in the film, Richman will be accompanied by (snare) drummer Tommy Larkins.


At 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16 The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St. Baltimore metal guitarist Brian Daniloski – a founder of Meatjack – has fashioned a psychedelic, ambient music–mash with elements of electronica, vocal improv and doom metal (he says he pulls in neoclassical and musique concrete for the ambitious soundscapes as well). It’s freaky, frightful, fascinating stuff, experimental and oddly engaging. He loops droning guitar and creates a sort of inky wall–of–sound that defies cognizant categorization. Percussionist Ann Everton is part of the Darsombra experience – a visual artist, she has designed a multi–media package that’s triggered by the music. See


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Mairtin de Cogain is the leader of the Fuchsia Band, a popular and successful quartet of lads that play traditional Irish music right off the streets of their native County Cork. But de Cogain, who recently relocated to Minnesota (!), also works with an ever–changing roster of acoustic players from the U.S.A. This, he calls the Mairtin de Cogain Project, and it’s never the same. “It’s whatever can get me out of bed, and brandish new socks on my feet every Christmas,” he says. For the 2011 Savannah Irish Festival, Feb. 18–20, de Cogain – he’s a singer, bodhran player, storyteller and the possessor of a quick Leprechaunish wit – will perform with the Mississippi– based trad trio Legacy. He says Legacy is “one of the greatest Irish bands in the South of America.” Other performers at the Irish Fest include the Cathie Ryan Band, Gabriel Donohue and Dierdre Connolly, the Ennis Sisters, Sean O’se and Harry O’Donoghue. There’ll be plenty of dancing, traditional Irish storytelling and a number of historical lectures and conversations. And a children’s stage, too. Twice now, de Cogain has won the All–Ireland Storytelling award. He speaks fluent Gaelic, he can spin quite a yarn, he has dark eyes that twinkle mischievously – and he’s known to stretch the truth from time to time. All of which are required if one is inclined to carry on the traditions of the classic Irish seanachie, or storyteller. “Storytelling is full of boobytraps,” de Cogain explains. “The main idea is to lead someone on a path they’re not sure that they want to go on. And then as soon as they’re delighted to be there, you pull the rug from under their feet and display what you’re really trying to show them.”

In addition to his musical talents, Mairtin de Cogain is an actor. He played an IRA soldier in the acclaimed 2006 film The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

The Irish, he adds, are quick to shrug off things like awards. “To win it was great, and to win it a second time was fantastic. But you still have to go home, and your father will step tell you that you got one or two things a bit off, and you could make it a bit better here, and a bit better there. “When I got it, it really kind of instilled that I could take it with me forever. Because like most of modern life, anything that was seen as great in the past is obviously defunct and useless! With modern technology, why do you need storytelling when you can play bowling on Wii?” Indeed. In pre–Wii times (the prehistoric era, children) the seanachie would travel from village to village. “He would earn his bread by telling stories,” de Cogain says, “and he wouldn’t be welcomed too long if he wasn’t entertaining. He would stay in a house. And each night, he would tell stories.” Then, as now, the entertainer had to grab the audience from the get–go. “It’s fair enough to have an hysterical story, or a story that’s good quality or good technique, but if it’s not entertaining, no one’s going to sit there. “You can’t hold people’s attention, you know? And that’s the same with anything in all forms of presentation art. If you can’t capture the people’s attention there and then, you’re at a loss.” This, de Cogain explains, is why Irish

musicians consider themselves, first and foremost, entertainers. Traditionally, they had to bring it with them, and that’s something that stays in the blood. Everyone in the “days of old” had a “party piece,” a song, a story or a dance they would perform on those occasions when everyone got together. “When you came to a house for a party, you had to bring your own entertainment, because people didn’t have television, or movies,” he says. “Most people wouldn’t have had books, or the ability to read them.” One of the best–known parts of a de Cogain performance is the Brush Dance. He’s been known to lead the entire audience for a few happy go–rounds. “It’s changed over time, and there’s millions of variants of it,” he says. “I learned it off my brother, and we did it in kilts the first time, up in Scotland at a big dinner dance. For a party piece. “On the West Coast, around Galway, they would have done the Half Door Dance – they’d dance a slip jig around a half–door on the ground. It had four pints of stout around it, and whoever spilt the least got to drink what was left.” In the north of Ireland, de Cogain says, they have a Chair Dance and a Cap Dance. “Of course, on the East Coast they still have the profitable Lap Dance. Most people don’t bring that abroad.” CS

Savannah Irish Festival

Where: Savannah Civic Center’s Martin Luther King Arena, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. When: 10:15 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20; Noon–7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 Tickets: $12 per day, or $16 for both days Irish cieli (dance): At 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in the ballroom ($5)

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10:15 a.m.: Opening Ceremony St. Vincent’s Academy Chorale Savannah Pipe & Drum Band 11:45 a.m.: The Irish Dancers of Savannah 12:45 p.m.: Legacy 1:45 p.m.: Gabriel Donohue & Deirdre Connolly 2:45 p.m.: Brendan Nolan 3:45 p.m.: Glor na h’Eireann, The Pride of Ireland School of Irish Dance 4:45 p.m.:The Ennis Sisters 5:45 p.m.: The Cathie Ryan Band 6:45 p.m.: Legacy with Mairtin de Cogain

12 p.m.: Glor na h’Eireann 1 p.m.: Gabriel Donohue & Deirdre Connolly 2 p.m.: The Ennis Sisters 3 p.m.: Irish Dancers of Savannah 4 p.m.: Legacy with Mairtin de Cogain 5 p.m.: The Cathie Ryan Band 6 p.m.: Final Tribute to Volunteers

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12:15 p.m.: Bill Gillespie: “Irish–American participation in the U.S. Civil War” 1:15 p.m. Mairtin de Cogain (seanachie) 2:15 p.m.: Harry O’Donoghue and friends perform and discuss their songs 4 p.m. – Sean O’Se with Professor Matthew Allen – the legendary singer will perform and show portions of a recent movie on his life

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If Savannah is to become an indie music mecca, it’ll be Kayne Lanahan up in the minaret, calling people in. A marketing and advertising whiz from New York City, Lanahan is the brains behind the upcoming Savannah Stopover, which will bring 50 independent bands and artists to multiple downtown club stages March 9-12. Although several bands are drawn from the ranks of Savannah’s finest, the majority are out–of–towners who’ve never before performed in the Hostess City. These are primarily East Coast acts, doing a “stopover” here on their way to Austin’s mighty South By Southwest (SXSW) music conference, which is March 11–20. Lanahan relocated to Savannah last year. She’d been a frequent visitor (her mother and sister live here); concurrent with her move, she decided to focus full–time on her website, “I’ve always been sort of a music freak,” she says, “and I saw the industry was changing like crazy — that people were discovering new bands on the Internet, it wasn’t happening through radio any more. Everybody’s still trying to figure out what the new model is.” Although the final schedule is still being tweaked (it should be released within the next few days), Lanahan has inked deals with Live Wire Music Hall, The Jinx, Hang Fire, the Wormhole and other clubs. “It’s a four–day marathon,” she explains. “When you go to SXSW, you go from noon till three in the morning, every day. You try and see as many bands as you can. And I think that’s culturally a new concept for Savannah.” Where did the idea for Savannah Stopover come from?

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... and I wondered “Why aren’t they stopping in Savannah?” Last year, we did a big event at SXSW in Austin. We had about 12 bands play. And we noticed that a few of them came to Savannah last year, the week before SXSW. And as we were working our tails off last year we said “Why don’t we just do this in Savannah?” Rather than try to re–create a big event in a city you don’t live in. Did you ever find out why routing bands through Savannah wasn’t happening? Kayne Lanahan: I haven’t lived here long enough to personally know the history. We have either very small venues or very large venues, and we don’t have any one sort of signature venue that’s a destination for bands, like the Cat’s Cradle in Asheville, or the Social in Orlando. So when did the idea come that all these artists were going to be on their way to SXSW, let’s take advantage of that? Kayne Lanahan: I think it was “How do you start to change the culture of the music scene in Savannah?” and doing it through the auspices of a major event that had a built–in credibility assigned to it. That’s why we said to all the venues that these are, for the most part, bands that haven’t played here, and it’s a good chance to get them while they’re up and coming, and get this as a tour stop for the rest of their careers. And to do it from the continues on p. 20

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Young Buffalo

The band’s online bio gives this as a manifesto: “Goal 1: make good music. Goal 2: not be doosh–like.” Barely out of their teens, Jim Barrett, Ben Yarbrough and Alex Von Hardberger are from Oxford, Miss., but they do poppy harmonies right out of Southern California, layered within and without quick–step guitar rock. There’s something very ‘90s about Young Buffalo, as if they’d never heard any music more than 25 years old, but that’s also one of the band’s more refreshing aspects (it’s quasi-retro but not slavish). New single “Catipilah” is loaded with hooks, which won’t let you alone once you’ve heard them. For fans of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Vampire Weekend. March 9, the Opening Night Art Party in Starland District. See

Nive Nielsen & the Deer Children

Acoustic amazement: Hey, if Bjork can bust out of Iceland, then the sky might not even be the limit for Nielsen, a native of Nuuk, Greenland (even colder, fewer people, no pop stars that anyone can think of). At last year’s SXSW, she was asked to describe the Deer Children’s music: “Snow songs? Inuit indie? I don’t know. We sound like singing and dancing little Eskimos lingering in front of the fireplace after making snow angels under the Northern Lights. Ooh, and there’s ukuleles too! Yup!” She is a singer/songwriter, an oft-precious folkie with a childlike voice and a quirky sense of drama and whimsy. Our favorite song: “Vacuum Cleaner Killer.” Three shows TBA. See

Prince Rama

The members of Animal Collective were so taken with Prince Rama’s hypnotic, trippy, spiritualy–cued psychedelia, they signed the Brooklyn trio to their Paw Tracks label. Michael Collins and sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson started making music together while living in Alachua, Florida – just a few miles north of Gainesville, which is decidedly Bohemian–heavy, and contains the largest concentration of Hare Krishna devotees in the country. Such was their thing. The threesome create gigantic tribal soundscapes with eerie electronica, full–tilt percussion and echo–laden chant vocals. “I’m aware that a lot of people might think we’re just airy–fairy hippies,” Taraka says, “but life is not that chill. We’ve gone through a lot of shit.” March 11, Hang Fire. See


If Beck were a rapper, he’d be Charles Bothwell, who blends an experimental amalgam of rock, hip hop and electronica. He’s a freestyle master – expect the unexpected, if you haven’t already figured – and a compelling, emotive blues–based singer who comes up with decidedly interesting and literate lyrics. The Florida native, who burst out of the MC scene in Seattle, is touring this spring with a live band. In a big way, Astronautalis is living proof that the lines between genres are dissolving, and that music – wherever its roots began and wherever its limbs spread – is music. March 10, Wormhole Bar. See CS

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Kayne Lanahan: We’re crazy, 14–hour days. But everybody’s got a great attitude about it. And it’s fun stuff. It’s not like you’re cleaning bathrooms. We just put the playlist on iTunes. We’ve got major to–do lists every single day, but we’re getting closer and closer to the end results, so it’s fun. Name some artists you’re personally looking forward to.

Will there be tickets available for individual shows? Kayne Lanahan: We’re really telling people not to count on that, because these are not large venues. And if the ticket sales continue the way they are, you’re going to be waiting in line and hoping that it’s not over fire capacity and you can maybe get in. CS

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Sticks, Stones and a better America Musician and author Chuck Leavell sits in at the Savannah Book Festival By Bill DeyoUng |

A little to the south of Macon, near the town of Bullard, Georgia, there’s a 2,500 acre tree farm called Charlane Plantation. Here, Chuck Leavell and his wife Rose Lane grow pines for harvest – in 1999, they were named National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year by the American Forest Foundation and the American Tree Farm System – and maintain healthy wild populations of deer, turkeys, quail and ducks. The pair are active in sustainable forestry management and conservation discussions around the world; in 2006 Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Chuck to the Georgia Land Conservation Council. Chuck Leavell will be at the Savannah Book Festival Saturday, Feb. 19, to discuss Growing a Better America, his fourth book. He’ll also sign copies

of the other three, one of which is an autobiography: Between Rock and a Home Place. Leavell also happens to be the Rolling Stones’ keyboard player, a position he’s held since 1981. The Stones gig came after a good 10 years of dues–paying for the Alabama native. He literally replaced Duane Allman in the Allman Brothers Band

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(that’s Leavell’s distinctive piano work all over the classic 1973 Brothers and Sisters album) and fronted, for five years, the innovative jazz–rock–funk band Sea Level (C. Leavell, dig it?) He might not always be at Charlane, physically, but the plantation, the earth, the sky and the trees, are never far from his thoughts. Leavell also runs a website, The Mother Nature Network (, dedicated to environmental news and issues. What’s your book, Growing a Better America, about? Chuck Leavell: It’s all about smart growth. The fact is, we have 310 million people in this country now, we’re going to have 400 before you know it. And it’s putting a lot of pressure on things like our natural lands and resources. So at this juncture, wouldn’t it be a good idea to think long and hard about how we are going to grow? Is that growth going to be rampant, rapid and reckless, or can it be smart, strong and sustainable? My money’s on rampant and reckless. Chuck Leavell: (laughs) There’s going to be some of that, no doubt, but I think it’s important that you give people the information. That they understand the options that we have going forward. For instance, we have chapters on growth models, communities that have done a really great job in growing and paid attention to transportation issues, and energy issues, and community design, so on and so forth. It’s an important time in our country, man, and we need to really try to be careful about this. We’ve got a lot of highways, lots of cars on those highways, and almost 80,000 planes in the air every day. These things are going to happen – I’m not anti–growth, but I really do think it’s important that we pay

attention to how we’re going to grow. Have you always had an interest in this sort of thing? Chuck Leavell: The impetus came from these speeches I’ve given in the past, where I’ve talked about the invisible forest health crisis. There are some shocking statistics on the amount of lands that we’re losing to growth and development. Atlanta loses somewhere between 80 and 100 acres a day, about half of that to impervious surfaces. The southeast as a whole, from Virginia down to East Texas loses almost a million acres a year to growth and development. These are staggering numbers to absorb. The more I said those words, the more I thought “There’s a book here. There’s information that people might find valuable.” I want to credit my co–writer, J. Marshall Craig – he and I both did a tremendous amount of research. This was not an easy project. This was a daunting project, and we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into, frankly. And it is a moving target, because a lot of this information changes weekly, monthly, yearly. But we did the best we could to paint a picture of what it’s like right now, and what it might be like if we don’t think about it. And what it can be like if we do. Tell me about Charlane Plantation. Chuck Leavell: We’ve been doing commercial quail hunting for about 20 years now – a traditional Southern quail hunt. Of course, this goes along with our theme of habitat management, and the ecosystem out here that we work so hard to keep in good shape. It’s also a great way, in my mind, to expose people not just to the outdoors, but to the outdoor issues beyond just the hunting. That’s a lot of fun about what we do. We’ve gone beyond this on the off–season to occasionally offering what we call retreats. Rose Lane’s had people here interested in taking a sabbatical for a few days and painting, or studying under a friend of ours who’s a really good instructor. Some of the people who come just want to kick back. We always give a forestry tour to the guests that come, and continues on p. 24

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His own private Vietnam

Karl Marlantes brings war to life in Matterhorn

On his portrayal of bad race relations in the U.S military:

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The Matterhorn is a mountain in the Alps. But in Karl Marlantes’ novelized account of his years as a Marine in Vietnam, it’s the code name of a hill that’s savagely fought over. Told through the eyes of a second lieutenant who foregoes the Ivy League to volunteer, Matterhorn is a brutally compelling novel about men in combat, the wastefulness of war, and the racial strife that plagued the U.S. in Vietnam. Marlantes appears at the Savannah Book Festival Saturday. Here are highlights of our conversation with him.

That’s gone. I’ve talked to guys currently serving and they say that problem has been solved. Americans should credit the U.S. military for that. That’s where the rubber hit the road in terms of the races learning to work with each other and trust each other.

Novel vs. memoir?

There were so many things I wanted to write about that were encompassed by the war that a single viewpoint couldn’t do. For example, the higher brass. Or getting inside the heads of the African American characters. The other reason is that fiction has tremendous power because of the ability of readers to identify with one or several characters. When you identify with

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a character you start to see the world through their eyes. You see a world outside your own skin. That offers the reader an opportunity to expand and grow as a person, whereas in a memoir there’s always a little distance.

On fighting the North Vietnamese Army instead of the Vietcong: We never saw any Vietcong up there where we were. In a way I’m grateful because there wasn’t that horrible dilemma a lot of the guys faced in the villages. When a young girl comes up with a basket covered with a towel, is there food underneath it or a hand grenade? We didn’t face that — where we were, if it moved and it wasn’t us, it was the enemy.

What went wrong?

When the decisions were made to go into Vietnam, that was only 15 years after the end of World War II, when real dictators were trying to take over the world: Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo. Looking at it through the eyes of veterans who lived through that, it may have been a mistake to think in terms of monolithic communism, but I don’t think it was cynically done, like any of these conspiracy theories. That’s just the way the world looked to them. Events proved them wrong — two years after we left, Vietnam was fighting China. It was the Vietnamese who took Pol Pot down. I’ve always told people you don’t need a conspiracy theory when plain stupidity will suffice. And in this case it wasn’t even stupidity, they just made a mistake. Where I get angry is they knew it by what, 1965? And they didn’t do anything about it. That’s where I fault our government.

On avoiding stereotypes:

In any military organization you have a bunch of kids. Where do they learn how to behave? Back then, they’d see John Wayne in the Sands of Iwo Jima and if they made squad leader at age 19, they think maybe they should behave like John Wayne. So they end up in reality behaving like a stereotype. To write it true, you have to let them be.

On today’s soldiers and their families:

I was in Fayetteville, N.C., signing books, right outside Fort Bragg. This young mother comes up with her husband in fatigues. She’s got a baby in one arm and hauling a two–year–old with the other. She starts to cry. I say, Gosh, what’s the matter? She says, “He’s shipping out again in two days.” So I turn to the guy, he’s probably 21, and I say, “Wow, is this your second tour?” He says, “No sir, it’s my seventh.” We ought to be ashamed of ourselves. My cynical side tells me America can just say “Hell, they volunteered. We pay ‘em.” But it’s too much of a burden on one small section of our country. You do need a professional cadre. You don’t need to be drafting people for your professional cadre. But if you’re going to be at war for 10 years, then the whole goddamn country better go to war. That’s just how I feel about it. CS Savannah Book Festival Festival Day: Saturday, Feb. 19 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. in Telfair Square Karl Marlantes speaks at 10 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church Admission: Free Info:


One reason the book’s been so well– received is because of the eerie parallels between Vietnam and what’s going on in Afghanistan. If I just gave you a list of characteristics, you wouldn’t know which war I was talking about: The enemy can cross the border and we can’t chase them. The enemy is supported by outside money. The government we’re supporting is corrupt. The enemy melds in with the population while we stick out like sore thumbs and don’t know their culture or their language. The enemy is going to stay there forever, we’re going to come home someday and they know it. We have very strict rules of engagement, they have no rules of engagement. I’m no pacifist. It’s hard to be a Marine and be a pacifist. Of course I thought we should have gone after Osama Bin Laden, he killed our people. But he wasn’t there! Okay, sorry, we missed him! That’s what I would have said.


On Matterhorn’s success

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On the magazine’s bumpy legacy:

Song of the South

Oxford American founder Marc Smirnoff to talk all things Southern at the Savannah Book Festival By Bill DeyoUng |

San Francisco Bay native Marc Smirnoff became a Southerner by accident in 1989, after his car broke down in Mississippi. He took a job in an Oxford book store and became fascinated by – and hooked on – the great Southern writers. And he never went back home. Three years into his Deep South residency, he founded the Oxford American. Published quarterly, the Oxford American is a compendium of writing

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(and art, and photography) by Southerners, about Southerners, and about the Southern experience. Smirnoff will be at the Savannah Book Festival Saturday, ostensibly to promote the 2008 collection The Oxford American Book of Great Music Writing, which includes essays by Robert Palmer, Jerry Wexler, Nick Tosches and Elizabeth Wurtzel, among others. He’ll also talk about the Oxford American, which has – despite its

“In one way, it just seems to me to be part of our story. Certainly I wish I could focus on editorial matters solely. But this magazine has died three or four times, and it keeps coming back. So yes, the financial troubles may tell us something about the Oxford American, but maybe so do the returns. I just believe that if something is worth fighting for, you hold onto that pledge through the good times and the bad times And frankly, when we get the honor of publishing some of the writing from the South, it makes up for all the turmoil. What the hell’s a little turmoil?”

On the importance of music in Southern culture: “I’ll take pains to remind people that these American cultural genres – jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, blues, country – came from the South. You could even argue for R&B and soul and others. But these art forms are not just for Southerners; people all over the world are affected deeply by the music that was born in the South. So when it finally occurred to us that we should plunge into southern music, it seemed like we should have done it from Day One.”

On accomplishment:

“I feel that way when we’re working on it. When the issue comes out, I sort of disengage. Maybe that’s a psychological necessity on my part. To me, once we put it out there’s no more we can do. Flaws and all. But this reminds me of how Peter Guralnick described Jerry Lee Lewis – he called him ‘Imperfect Perfection.’ Or it might have been ‘Perfect Imperfection.’ I don’t mind the flaws and the imperfections – well, I wish the magazine were perfect – as long as we’re trying to be honest and insightful, are we’re alive.”

New and beautiful things in this writing:

“I actually still feel cultural shock every day, and it amazes me. I still feel like an outsider in the region. And I think that’s sort of healthy for my position. I’ve heard people say ‘Why do you think we need some Californian coming over here telling us how Southern everything is?’ Obviously, I don’t write everything – I don’t write practically any of it. All I’m doing ... maybe an outsider’s eyes are a little bit fresher. A little more dazzled by some of the things natives take for granted. To me, it’s still a totally fresh experience. There’s no way a magazine running 24/7 could convey the endless complexities in stories in the South. We’ve never even tried to do that, because we acknowledge that it’s impossible.” CS savannah Book Festival Festival Day: Saturday, Feb. 19 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. in Telfair Square Marc smirnoff speaks at 3:30 p.m. in the Jepson–Nieses Auditorium admission: Free


talk about these issues. We’re thinking about birding and other nature aspects ... and perhaps even music. Really small music retreats. You have a new music project in the works? Chuck Leavell: Yes, it’s tentatively titled Back to the Woods. It’s a tribute to pioneering blues piano players, mostly from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s era. These are mostly unknown names – Jesse James, Leroy Carr, Little Brother Montgomery. I did throw in a very early Ray Charles track that’s not very well known. I’ve done an Otis Spann track.

I used some musicians in Athens, that’s where I’ve been recording. Drums and standup bass. And I’ve had some special guests like Bruce Hampton, and Danny Barnes, who had a band called the Bad Livers. Randall Bramblett has done some horn work for it. I’ve also had a commitment from Keith Richards to make a cameo. I’m trying to work that out. What did you think of Keith’s book? Chuck Leavell: Loved it. A wonderful read, just very well–written. You know, Keith is very well–read. I don’t think I’ve ever been in his hotel suite, or in

his home, when I didn’t see a book in his hand. He was prepared for this; certainly his voice is there. Are you in it? Chuck Leavell: Well, I am. Obviously I’m not a main focus, but I am mentioned, and in a very good way. He talks about how I am carrying on the Ian Stewart tradition. That’s a great compliment to me. Is there a tour coming? Chuck Leavell: Nothing to report right now, I’m afraid. I do know that there’s been talking to a number of promoters

and entities. But as we all know, next year is the big 50th year for the Stones, and I have to believe something would be on tap anyway. While it means 50 years for the guys, it means 30 for me! So it’s a double anniversary. CS savannah Book Festival Festival Day is Saturday, Feb. 19 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. in Telfair Square Chuck Leavell speaks at 4:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church admission: Free info and full speaking schedule:

Geoffrey Wolfe discusses his Joshua Slocum bio

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Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail around the world alone. Geoffrey Wolfe has written a new biography about him, The Hard Way Around. Not only is the book an entertaining account of Slocum’s historic voyage on the little Spray –– rigging the wheel on a primitive autopilot so he could sleep –– it’s an account of the garrulous, eccentric Slocum himself, who wrote his own chronicle of his voyage, Sailing Alone Around the World. Geoffrey Wolfe appears this Saturday at the Savannah Book Festival. Here are highlights of our interview with him:

On his enthusiasm for his subject:

This is a real fan’s letter to him. As far as scholarship is concerned, there’s not much I uncovered that is brand new. The emphasis I’ve put on his writing may be a little different from the way he’s been approached in the past. I find him a grand, grand character and I love his writing.

On the Melville connection:

Inevitably there was a connection because Herman Melville was such a prominent part of the culture of their age. Melville said the whaling ship was his Harvard and his Yale. And the two of them educated themselves at sea in the most practical circumstances. Slocum had to learn a lot of math, a lot of biology, a lot of astronomy, geography, languages, all of that. For people who wanted to educate themselves there was hardly a better way.

On Slocum’s disappearance:

It was in some ways the most fitting death he could have experienced because it remained a mystery. He was embarked on a voyage somewhere, nobody knows exactly where. He had beaten himself up I think, emotionally –– certainly the cataclysm for him was his first wife dying. Then there was the awful letdown at the end of such a strenuous journey he made around the world. He got back in

the worst circumstances, at the beginning of the Spanish American War. He’d been hailed everywhere he went, then he gets back to the U.S. for, not ridicule, but worst of all, ignored. Suddenly it was over. He had done that thing and it couldn’t be done again. What I’m certainly not tempted to do is have any thought that he took his own life. I think his son’s hypothesis that he was run down in the steamer lanes makes a great deal of sense. We know he had to spend a great deal of time below. And you only have 20 minutes from the time a steamer appears on the horizon and it’s on an collision course before impact. And he was below for hours at a time. He rolled the dice all through his life as a solo sailor.

On solo sailing:

All kinds of things demand complete attention. But there’s practically nothing that demands so much attention as sailing alone on the world’s great oceans. It took him out of his ruminations and into a concentration on right now: What am I going to eat, is that sail beginning to tear, is that line coming loose. I think it was a healing thing to have that kind of concentration. If your anchor drags, you’re alone, it’s foggy, you have to pull it up and reset it. Slocum had to do that in the Strait of Magellan sometimes five or six times a day. He’d do it when the wind was coming off the mountains at 60 knots and he had 300 feet of chain. And he did this over and over and over again.

On Slocum’s personality:

He had this capacity for joy. When you read his writing, you will get a kick out it. You see there’s a real vitality and curiosity about him. He was certainly not unsociable at all, he just wasn’t worth a nickel at the land. cs Savannah Book Festival Festival Day: Saturday, Feb. 19 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. in Telfair Square Geoffrey Wolfe speaks at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church

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I was in the mood for curry, and that’s what I ordered. But the best reason to try this Whitemarsh Island restaurant is to sample the authentic Filipino dishes on the menu. You’ll find a smattering of Thai, a nice range of Vietnamese dishes and, to my knowledge, the only selection of Filipino food in Savannah. The Filipino food honors the owner’s roots. My “street team” tells me that among the Filipino favorites are Pancit Kanton – chicken and shrimp sauteed with egg noodles, carrot, cabbage, bamboo, and Shiitake mushrooms that is garnished with hard–boiled egg, scallion and lime. I’m anxious to return in order to sample Kaldereta, a spicy hearty stew with braised beef and liverwurst in tomato sauce, potato, green peas and bell pepper. Globe-trotting foodies who have a taste for indigenous Filipino chow will certainly want to order Pork Dinuguan, an extremely authentic pork blood stew with meat simmered in thick gravy and seasoned with chile peppers, garlic and vinegar. Kinda make my red curry with chicken seem mild. And it was. There was plenty of spicy heat – not too hot – and the dish was rich with flavors and textures.

Tender chicken was joined by julienne of red and green bell pepper, bamboo shoots, sliced carrots and onion to create a very satisfying and savory luncheon dish. The food was delivered quickly – and was excellent. Service was attentive and informative. The d cor belies the humble strip center facade. There is a small, functional wine list that blends nicely with a fairly wide range of cuisines. 4700 Highway 80 E, Suite F/897–1559

Seasons of Japan open in Pooler

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You can now buy a round for the house, or simply a nice bottle of wine with dinner at Wright Square Cafe’s Sandfly location. The folks have been rockin’ the house since they opened the doors, and the past Valentine’s Day weekend was darned near standing room only most nights. cs

Spring puts on its Magic Hat That underworked prognosticator of Spring, Punxsutawney Phil, is an overrated varmint. You want a sure sign of Spring? Here it is. The Spring Fever 12–pack from Magic Hat Brewing Co. is back as sure as the daffodils and the azaleas. Packed inside the wonderfully creative cardboard case are a pair of old friends – and a pair of tasty young upstarts. First, the veterans. Circus Boy, the hefeweizen, is my favorite brew from Magic Hat. Too bad is virtually unavailable outside the 12–pack. Knock, knock – anyone listening? More Circus Boy, less No. 9, please. Circus Boy ushers in Spring as gentle as a lamb – with ABV of 4.2 percent and a pleasing, nicely balanced malt bill. It’s delish to sip – or goes nicely with grilled shrimp. You might think from the previous paragraph that I don’t like No. 9. Tsk, tsk. Beer, like strangers’ children, can be loved or tolerated. I tolerate the not–quite–Pale–Ale No. 9 because it’s so well made. It’s very English ale–like and at a wimpy 20 International Bitterness Units (IBU), certainly won’t make your big box beer drinking pals squirm under too much hoppiness. Now for the newcomers. Meet Vinyl. This Amber Lager is nothing but a harbinger of Spring. It boasts a more complex malt bill (four malts in total) and barely nudges the IBU scale at at 16. The ABV slides up to 5.1 percent but the experience is a refreshing and balanced as a perfect spring day. It pours golden and inviting. At, there is plenty of background on these beers and some fantastical video interpretations well worth viewing. Lastly, this season’s IPA on Tour is Demo. This is Magic Hat’s entry into the black IPA market – and they’ve fired their opening salvo with skill. Three of four malts are dark – giving Demo its midnight hue. The hops come back to the forefront and hit a respectable 45 IBUs; alcohol by volume bumps up to 6 percent. Roastiness and hoppiness walk hand–in–hand in a beer that’s as refreshing to imbibe as it is alluring to see in the glass. The watchword for this beer – and the entire Spring Fever collection, is “balance.” These are beautifully made American craft beers – and stand as examples about this diminutive but rapidly growing segment of brewing. Give a pint, get a pint During February, Moon River Brewing Co. will donate a pint of beer to everyone who donates blood at the American Red Cross Savannah Blood Donor Center. Just show your server your post–donation paperwork. cs

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exploring the self in absurd conditions. Reception: Feb. 25, 5-6:30pm. Fahm Hall Gallery, 1 Fahm St. the spirituality of place — A group exhibition of internationally renowned artists interpreting sense, spirit and memory of place through a variety of mediums. Reception: Feb. 25, 5-6:30pm. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Vietnam Veterans art exhibit — Works created by five vietnam veterans in conjunction with the veteran Affairs Medical Clinic and artist/instructor Kenneth Martin. Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), 12020 Abercorn St. CS

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Adam Sandler’s latest catnip for knuckleheads, Just Go With It, is based on Cactus Flower, a farce that’s been the basis for a French play, a Broadway hit, and a motion picture starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman and Goldie Hawn in her Oscar–winning role. But here’s the thing: Not until I actually saw the words “Cactus” and “Flower” during the end credits did I even realize this was supposed to be another adaptation of that venerable comedy. Upon reflection, it certainly contains similar ingredients to the 1969 film I caught on VHS years ago, but they’ve been buried under so much narrative rubble that my cluelessness was understandable. It’s a shame, because the base story – the usual formula about a man (in this case, Sandler’s plastic surgeon) who spends all his time chasing the wrong woman (Brooklyn Decker’s school teacher) before realizing that the Right One (Jennifer Aniston’s office assistant) was by his side all along – is workable, there are a few genuine chuckles (certainly more than in the atrocious Grown Ups, which contained, uh, maybe one). And – shocker! – the child actors (Bailee Madison and Griffin Gluck) have more personality than the usual plastic moppets

dragged out for these types of films. But any potential is negated by bad casting choices – not Sports Illustrated swimsuit bombshell Decker, who fulfills the minimal demands of her role, but screen irritant Nick Swardson, a useless Dave Matthews and a slumming Nicole Kidman – and the typical Sandler–Dugan concessions to fratboy humor. Whether it’s a kid pooping on Swardson’s hand or Sandler describing his own poop as “black pickles,” these witless interludes destroy the film’s raison d’ tre: its romcom convictions. After all, it’s hard to snuggle with your sweetie in the auditorium when both hands are required to cover your nose and mouth.

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The Mechanic

In the annals of “tough guy” cinema, there’s not much to say about the 1972 Charles Bronson vehicle The Mechanic except that its leading character displays a refreshing lack of sentimentality (not unusual in the days of vintage squinters like Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan and Bronson) and its script manages to end on a neat little “gotcha.” This sleek new model, also called The Mechanic, retains that twist ending but jettisons the steely sensibilities, resulting

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127 HOURS Let’s be honest with one another. I’d be dead. You’d be dead. Almost everyone we’ve ever known would be dead. But not Aron Ralston. When this young man found himself trapped, as the saying goes (and as Ralston named his own memoir), between a rock and a hard place, he did the unthinkable. After five days of slowly withering away while his right arm remained lodged between a boulder and a rocky wall in a Utah canyon, he used a small, dull knife to cut off the arm so that he might continue to live. 127 Hours, based on Ralston’s book, is writer-director Danny Boyle’s mesmerizing account of those fateful five days in the outdoor enthusiast’s life. But while a stirring parable about the indomitability of the human spirit, this story doesn’t quite lend itself to a cinematic rendition - it just sounds too simple, too constricted. But Boyle and co-scripter Simon Beaufoy (the team behind Slumdog Millionaire) expand the picture in all sorts of marvelous ways. Visually, the film is always hopping continues on p. 32






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It’s a tricky business, casting the roles of Romans in period spectacles. It’s not that Americans are expecting actual Italians in these parts – on the contrary, with rare exception, we’ve long been conditioned to believe that Roman soldiers, emperors and the like sound best with British (or Australian) accents. We accepted Russell Crowe in Gladiator and Malcolm McDowell in Caligula; we did not accept John Wayne as the Centurion overseeing Christ’s crucifixion in The Greatest Story Ever Told (you haven’t lived until you hear The Duke drawl, “Truly, this man was the son of God”). So here we have the capable character actor Denis O’Hare (Michael Clayton, Milk, etc.), yet when he speaks as Roman officer Lutorius in The Eagle, his flat Yankee drone is enough to make the ears bleed. Similar instances of awkwardness can be found throughout this adaptation of Rosemary Sutcliff ’s novel The Eagle of the Ninth, which casts dull Channing Tatum as Marcus Aquila, an honorably discharged Roman officer who marches into enemy territory (specifically, the

nether regions of Britain) to retrieve the titular golden emblem with only a surly slave (Billy Elliot’s Jamie Bell) by his side. The Eagle is a handsome production, but Jeremy Brock’s ornate script flags at key junctures, and director Kevin Macdonald never convinces us that this is anything more than actors playing dress–up. For a comparable lack of verisimilitude, I’d rather just stay home and pop Mel Brooks’ History of the World: Part I into the DVD player – a line like “The eagle is not a piece of metal. The eagle is Rome” doesn’t stand a chance against the likes of “Don’t get saucy with me, Bernaise!”



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with the same energy as its protagonist (played in a career-best performance by James Franco), relying on split-screen techniques and other lively tricks of the trade. And thematically, the picture doesn’t settle for the expected “man vs. nature” route, instead realizing that it isn’t nature that’s at fault but one man’s own near-fatal folly.

no strings attacheD Last fall’s underrated Love & Other Drugs was a movie of two parts, with the pieces as segregated as oil and vinegar floating in the same dipping dish. The frank and realistic relationship between the characters played by Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal was given its own space to breathe and grow, and the more sophomoric aspects of the film (for example, the scenes involving Gyllenhaal’s boorish brother) could easily be trimmed from the mind like so much steak fat. But such a delicate operation isn’t possible with No Strings Attached, which spends its entire running time slathering its fine points with so many idiotic additives that the whole enterprise ends up spoiled. The script by Elizabeth Meriwether starts with a good idea for a thought–provoking movie for adults: An emotionally blocked woman, Emma (Natalie Portman), and a perpetually peppy nice guy, Adam (Ashton Kutcher), find themselves attracted to each other, but because she’s afraid of commitment, they agree to function only as “f@#$ buddies,” satisfying each other’s carnal urges whenever the need arises. No Strings Attached could have been fascinating had it made an honest attempt at exploring whether such a union could really work – think of it as a Last Tango in Paris for the Internet generation, with cell phones instead of butter as the story’s chief accessory. But instead of Brando and Bertolucci, we have Kutcher and Ivan Reitman (who stopped mattering as a director after his partnership with Bill Murray in the 1980s), and the result is the usual rom–com ditherings, with the familiar assortment of stock supporting characters (annoying clod, check; cool black guy, check; sassy female roommates, check; lovable gay dude, check; and on and on) and one morally sound, preordained ending that again demonstrates the motto of hedonistic Hollywood is, “Do as I film, not as I do.” At least Portman’s natural thespian talent keeps her character watchable; that’s more than can be said about the

limited Kutcher, though his presence certainly doesn’t undermine a movie as trivial as this one.

the king’s speech The King’s Speech is anything but a stiff–upper–lip drama as constrained as a corseted queen. It is, however, perfect film fodder for discerning audiences starved for literate entertainment. Director Tom Hooper and particularly screenwriter David Seidler manage to build a towering film from a historical footnote: the debilitating stammer that haunted Albert Frederick Arthur George (aka the Duke of York and then King George VI) since childhood and the efforts of speech therapist Lionel Logue to cure him of his affliction. The film is careful to paint in the historical details surrounding this character crisis – the support of George’s wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the abdication of his brother Edward (Guy Pearce), the buildup toward World War II (Timothy Spall as Winston Churchill; love it!), etc. – but its best scenes are the ones centering solely on the unorthodox teacher and his quick–tempered student.

BlUe Valentine Ingmar Bergman’s superb 1974 release Scenes from a Marriage went beyond allowing the viewer to feel like a fly on the wall: It made the viewer feel like a fly pinned to the wall, privy to everything going on in the room but unable to flee from the scene when things got nasty. A similar sense of uneasy omniscience informs Blue Valentine, a raw look at the ugly disintegration of that hallowed union between a man and a woman. Moving his story around in nonlinear fashion, writer-director Derek Cianfrance (sharing script duties with Cami Delavigne and Joey Curtis) starts out by showing Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams) toward the end of their unhappy time together. Thereafter, he flashes back to the days when they were eager young kids in loopy love - Dean was the more spontaneous and romantic of the pair, Cindy the more sensible and intelligent. This punishing drama is worth a look thanks to the excellent work by the leads as well as Cianfrance’s ability to employ the appropriate mood to help capture his own prickly scenes from a marriage.

Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan is a messy masterpiece. It’s one of those films that will force viewers to either reject it outright or allow it, however reluctantly, to burrow into the brain and remain there for days, weeks, months on end. It’s a character study writ large, a juicy melodrama operating at a fever pitch. And at its center is Natalie Portman in an astonishing performance. Portman’s cast as Nina Sayers, a ballerina whose methods involve clockwork precision but leave little room for true passion. Nevertheless, her director (Vincent Cassel) decides to take a chance by casting her in the lead role of his production of Swan Lake. But in true All About Eve fashion, just as she replaced an aging star (a knockout bit by Winona Ryder), she fears being usurped by a sexy troupe newcomer (Mila Kunis). Meanwhile, the home situation is equally strained, given the fanatical devotion of her mother (an excellent Barbara Hershey, in a twist on Piper Laurie’s mad mom from Carrie). Examining the process of suffer-

ing for one’s art in a strikingly unique manner, this psychosexual thriller is by turns frightening, sensual, humorous and tragic. It’s a galvanizing picture that’s simultaneously elegant and coarse.


True to form for controversial director David O. Russell (Three Kings), The Fighter takes a real–life story and turns it into a scrappy, hard–edged motion picture. Its focus is the relationship between Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg), a boxer with real potential, and his brother–trainer Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale), a boxing has–been and crack addict holding his sibling back. Micky’s manager–mom (Melissa Leo) isn’t much better in looking out for her pugilist son’s welfare, leaving it to his new girlfriend (Amy Adams) to properly guide him. The Fighter is initially so raw in its approach that it’s a shame when it becomes less Raging Bull and more Rocky IV just in time for a conventional fadeout. CS


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For info, contact Tony Center at 912-2339696 or Chatham County Democratic Headquarters, 313 W. York St. , Savannah

Non-violence program

Heads up Savannah PEACE NIKS: Just War and Non Violence curriculum. Free and open to the public at 6:30 at the UU Beloved Community 1001 E. Gwinnett. This 8-sesssion class will look at what makes war just and the history and practice of non-violence. Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. For info, contact

Savannah Area Young Republicans

For information, visit or call Allison Quinn at 308-3020.

Savannah Tea Party

meets the first Monday (excluding Holidays) of each month from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at the SRP offices located at 11 East 73rd Street. All persons interested in America’s Future are invited. Contact Marolyn Overton at 912598-7358 for additional info.

Benefits 3rd Annual Blue Jeans Ball

The Yappy Hour Blue Jeans Ball is a fundraiser for the Coastal Pet Rescue. Saturday, Feb. 19, 7-11pm at the DeSoto Hilton. Music, dancing, hors d’ouevres and a silent auction. $35/person. or 912-228-3538.

Dinner theater benefit

Aldersgate UMC presents “Fourteen,” a one act comedy set in the 1920s. March 3,4,& 5 - House opens at 6:30pm, Dinner served at 7:00 pm. Tickets: $12. March 6 (Sunday) is a matinee performance - Dessert & Beverage Only! Tickets: $10. Reservations required. Call Mary at 912-897-3866. Proceeds benefit the church. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2020 Tennessee Ave.

Fudge Scrabble Tournament

Help the Zonta Club of Savannah raise funds to benefit Wesley Community Centers’ Women’s Center. Players of all skill levels are welcome! Player fees: $20pre-registered; $25 walk-in. To pre-register, call 912-8197100. Visit for more info. Feb. 26, 1-5pm. St. Paul’s Luthern Church, 31st and Bull St.

Hope House of Savannah

A nonprofit housing program for homeless women and their children. Hope House is requesting donation of new or gently used furniture for its transitional housing program, Peeler House. Pick-up can be arranged and a tax deductible letter will be provided. Call 236-5310.

Household Supplies Drive

Park Place Outreach, youth emergency shelter is accepting canned food and household supplies. Household items needed include, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, fabric softener, paper towels and toilet paper. Please visit for directions.

Kiss-a-Pig Spa Nights

Heavenly Spa at Savannah Harbor offers free treatments (incl. massage, mani-pedi, or facial) in exchange for minimum $50 donations to the American Diabetes Foundation’s Kiss-a-Pig fundraiser. Spa nights are from 5-10pm on Feb. 10, March 10, and April 15. Adv. reservations are req’d by calling 912201-2250.

Lowcountry Boil and Silent Auction

An evening benefiting the Habersham YMCA featuring food, live music, a silent auction and more. Call 354-6223 for more info. March 11, 6-10pm at Bonna Bella Yacht Club. Advance tickets: $40/person, $70/couple. $45/person at the door.

Night at the Telfair

A silent art auction on February 24. Tickets for the party are $50 each for Telfair members and $85 for non-members (includes a first-time one-year membership). The evening will include an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. For more information call 912.790.8866.

Preservation 10K/5K

5th Annual Seacrest Partners Race for Preservation 10K/5K is Feb. 26, 8am. Begins at the Forsyth Park Fort. Helps raise money to help further the Historic Savannah Foundation’s mission of preserving and protecting Savannah’s heritage. $30/adv registration fee, req’d. Visit or

Race for Preservation

A 5K with proceeds benefiting the Historic Savannah Foundation. Starts and finishes at Forsyth Park. February 26, 8am. Registration: $30. Advance registration required.

Rape Crisis Center Incest Survivor’s Group

As part of its ongoing work with incest survivors, the Rape Crisis Center has built a cinder-block wall where incest survivors can throw plates as an anger management technique. In order to continue, donations of china are needed. Call 233-3000 to make a donation.

St. Baldrick’s Event

Raise awareness and funds to cure childhood cancer by participating in Savannah’s St. Baldrick’s Event at Savannah City Market Saturday March 12th from noon to 5 pm. Go to to find out who in Savannah is shaving the way to Conquer Childhood Cancer!

Tour d’Epicure

A culinary trolley tour that benefits the Kids Cafe program and Second Harvest. Feb. 27th, 4:00-7:30pm. $100/person.

Yoga Marathon

Louie’s Kids and COPE are readying for the first Yoga Marathon in historic Forsyth Park on April 9, 12-3pm. Louie’s Kids and COPE are raising money to help fight childhood obesity. Visit for more info or contact sbaker@copeforchange. org

Call for Entries Call for Craftspeople

Local fine arts and crafts gallery is looking for local and regional artisans, most specifically within the diciplines of metals, fibre/ textiles, ceramics, furniture, 3-d and some 2-d with heavy emphasis on construction and assemblage. Please email amcraftsmansav( at)gmail(dot)com for artist guidelines.

FastPitch 2011

A competitive program for budding entrepreneurs to help gain exposure and potential investors. Winning ideas will be awarded money or in-kind services. Application deadline is March 1. FastPitch event will be held March 31 at the Coastal Georgia Center. For more info:

The old Hotel Tybee

Harry Spirides is collecting stories and photos from the old Hotel Tybee, which stood on the island from the late 1880s until its destruction in 1960. He’s working on a book about the historic establishment. Anyone with memories, memorabilia or anything else related to the hotel is asked to contact: or call 912-786-7777.

Classes, Camps & Workshops $1 Gymnastics Class

Coach Wayne teaches gymnastics in the Savannah Mall every Saturday. Introductory class is $1., or call 912-925-0800.

Art Classes

Experimental and classical art. Draw and paint figurative or abstract. Choose the technique which interests you the most. Lean about other artists and art history. The teacher is a former art professor with two masters in art and 20 years of experience in teaching art. contact: 912-604-3281

Art,-Music, Piano and Voice-coaching

For all age groups, beginners through advanced, classic, modern, jazz improvisation and theory. Serious inquiries only. 961-7021 or 667-1056.

Basic Breastfeeding Class

6:30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., Tuesday, February 22, Women’s Services Conference Room, Memorial Health. Two-hour session is designed to educate and support the mother planning to breastfeed. $20 per couple. call 912-350BORN (2676). Register online at women.

Beading Classes

Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 920-6659. Bead Dreamer Studio, Savannah

Cheese making workshop

Learn to make mozzarella & ricotta. Class will consist of a demonstration, followed by hands-on learning. There will be take-home recipes. Participants need to bring rubber gloves. To reserve a spot, email: Or call 912.557.1053 for more info. $20-$40, sliding scale. March 26, 10am. Red Earth Farm, Reidsville, GA.

Coastal Savannah Writing Project

The CSWP will hold a series of “Super Strategy Saturdays,” designed to help area teachers improve their literacy teaching skills. 1/29: Digital storytelling strategies. 2/26: Memoir Writing & Reading Strategies. 3/26: Spring Strategies Conference for K-12 teachers. $25 per session or $60 for three sessions. A registration form is available at

Coastal Savannah Writing Project

A series of “Super Strategy Saturdays,” designed to help area teachers improve their literacy teaching skills. Two upcoming sessions: “Memoir Writing & Reading Strategies,” February 26, 9am–noon in AASU University Hall 131. “Spring Strategies Conference,” March 26, 8:30am-1pm in the Armstrong Center. $25/session or $60/3sessions. Registration form is available at

Conversational Spanish

Do you want to practice your Spanish? Come to the mesa de espanol the second Thursday and last Friday of the month at 4:30 p.m. For information, e-mail cafecontigo@gmail. com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. , Savannah

Drum lessons

Top-notch drum teacher doing winter special - $35 off five-pack of lessons. Learn to be the best at rock, blues, country, Motown, and more. Prepare for Savannah Arts, Berklee, Armstrong, Church drumming, or to rock out your own band. Working drummer with Masters in music excepting limited number of new students. 912-844-9306

DUI Prevention Group

Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, DWI, offenders, and anyone seeking to gain knowledge about the dangers of driving impaired. A must see for teenage drivers seeking a drivers license for the first time or teenage drivers who already received a license. The group meets once a month and the cost is $30.00. For more info: 912443-0410.

Family Law Workshop

A 2-hour course for those representing themselves in a family legal action. 1st Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 pm. The fee is $20 and provides forms and assistance in the filing of divorce, child custody modifications, legitimations or contempt legal actions. Pre-registration is recommended. For info: or call 912-465-6686.

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register. Savannah

Fundamentals of Beekeeping

The Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association (CEBA) will present a FUNdamentals of Beekeeping at Oatland Island Wildlife Center on Saturday, February 26th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. $35.00 first person, which includes the book: First Lessons in Beekeeping by Dr. Keith Delaplane, handouts, and a hot dog lunch (does not include admission to Oatland: $5/$3).

German Classes

Ongoing classes for beginners and experienced adults. We read, learn and talk. Everybody who likes to learn German is welcome

Grief Journaling

A 4-week series from Thurs., Feb. 24 to Thurs., March 17. 6-7pm. Full Circle Center for Education and Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H. Through journaling, individuals often make powerful connections with their inner thoughts and feelings, creativity, powerful memories and transformative insight. Call 912-303-9442 to register today. Space is limited.

Guitar, Bass & Double Bass Lessons

New to the area teacher with 10+ years experience has available openings for all beginner/intermediate students. Studio located 2 blocks from Daffin Park. Call 401-255-6921 to schedule a 1/2 price first lesson!

Guitar, mandolin and bass lessons

Guitar, mandolin or bass guitar lessons. emphasis on theory, reading music and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. 912-232-5987

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

The Housing Authority of Savannah hosts a series of regular classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. 1407 Wheaton Street. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri of month, 9-11am. Basic Computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1-3pm. Community Computer lab: Mon-Fri, 34:30pm. For more info: 912-232-4232 x115 or

Life Drawing Saturdays

A life drawing class. $10 for three hours. Work from a live model in a creative atmosphere. Contact LifeDrawingSavannah@ for more info. The Wormhole, 2307 Bull St. group/LifeDrawingSavannah

Maintaining Non-Profit Status

A workshop to review current tax considerations for nonprofit organizations and what criteria are required to maintain tax-exempt status. Feb. 24, 1-4:00 p.m. at the Goodwill Industries, 7220 Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah. Advance registration is req’d. fee is $90 for GCN members; $130 for nonmembers. Contact the Georgia Center for Nonprofits at 912-234-9688 for more info or to register.

Natl Alliance on Mental Illness Class

FREE education program for families of individuals with a mental illness. Begins Sat., March 5 from 9 am until noon at the Bluffton/Okatie Outpatient Center (just off Rte. 278 close to Sun City Hilton Head). ‘Family to Family’ is a 12 week program. Classes are free and open to anyone, but registration is req’d. For more info or to enroll, call NAMI at 843-681-2200 or email

Needlework Class

“Savannah Squares” needlepoint stitch sampler class taught by Judy M. Greer features 25 different stitch techniques and a healthy dose of Savannah history. March 9, 10, 11, 14, and 15 from 1 to 5 pm at Twiggs Needlepoint, 2 East Liberty Street, Savannah. Class fee $150 includes all class materials. Phone 912/447-5225 to register.

New Horizons Adult Band Program

A music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school or college and would like to have the opportunity to begin playing again. Dust off your instrument every Monday night at Portman’s Music Store (Abercorn) at 6:30p.m. The cost is $30.00 per month. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Contact Pamela Kidd at 912-354-1500 for more info. How do we nurture our children’s innate spirituality without strict dogma? The Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community offers Parents as Spiritual Guides, free and open to the public. This six-session class will be held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm at 1001 E. Gwinnett. Childcare can be provided with adv notice. For more info, contact 441-0328or uubc2@

Production Assistant Training Seminar

Learn important lessons about how to succeed as a production assistant for work on film crews with instructor Kenny Chaplin. April 9, 8:45am-5:30pm. Armstrong Center, rm 126. 13040 Abercorn St.


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Individual’s & Relay Team’s

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) is offering a FREE 12-week course fo family and friends of individuals with serious mental illness. Beginning March 1. Call 912-353-7143 to register. Instruction in mindfulness stress reduction meditation. Group practice with time for questions and comments. Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15pm. Yoga Co-op Savannah. 2424 Drayton St. $13/class (less with membership). or 912-429-7264.


New “mommy and me” music classes starting in Nov. Certified teacher with BA in Music Education. New classes offered for students ages 6 months-5 years. Private lessons also available for piano, woodwinds, brass, beginner guitar, and more! Contact Ms. Amy at msamyschoolofmusic@gmail. com or at 912-659-0993.

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Offering a variety of business classes. Call 652-3582. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. Gwinnett Street , Savannah

Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes

Be bilingual. Call 272-4579. e-mail or visit www. Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Savannah Learning Center, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. , Savannah

Spring Art Classes

Spring Painting Classes - watercolor, acrylic, Chinese painting for hobby, meditation, fun, creativity. Ching Studio, 1 Blue Marlin Bay, Whitemarsh Island on route 80. Wednesdays, 2-4 pm Saturdays, 2-4 pm. To contact instructor Ching Levy, please call her at (912) 441-2214 or send E-mail to -

Starfish Cafe Culinary Arts Training Program

This 14-week full-time program is designed to provide work training and employment opportunities in the food service industry, including food preparation, food safety and sanitation training, customer service training and job search and placement assistance. Call Ms. Musheerah Owens 912-234-0525 ext.1506 The Starfish Cafe, 711 East Broad Street , Savannah

Clubs & Organizations Avegost LARP

Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. Generally meets on the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. Email: Kaza Ayersman, godzillaunknown@ or visit

Basic Outdoor Training for Boy Scout Leaders

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Sign up now to attend the upcoming Outdoor Basic Training Course: February 25, 26, 27. Check-in time is 6:00-7:00 PM, Friday. Check-out time is 12:00 PM, Sunday. Bring sleeping gear/tent. $55.00 (Food & Materials). Outdoor Course Includes: How to tie the 8 basic knots, fire building, outdoor cooking, First Aid, camp site selection, plus much more. Call 912-308-7892 for more info.

Buccaneer Region SCCA

is the local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America. It hosts monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license is eligible to participate. Visit

Chatham County Association for the Deaf

The CCAD is the only organization for hearing impaired persons in Savannah, GA and meets monthly. The organization promotes access for hearing impaired persons in the Low Country area and seeks to remove barriers for the handicapped. The group will meet next on February 19, 2011. For more information, email templ7090ga@yahoo. com.

at the new Savannah Mall Branch Library. Bring: Passages from any of your writing that you would like to read and passages from a book, publication, or production that you would like to share with the group. for more information

Energy Healers

Meets every Monday at 6pm. Meditation and healing with energy. Discuss aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. Call 912-695-2305 for more info. http://www.

Exploring The American Revolution in Savannah

Interested in exploring the role Savannah played in the American Revolution? It is the goal of this organization to attract a wide range of interested persons including, artists, writers, teachers and historians for discussion, site exploration and creative collaboration. Meets the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6pm. Email, Kathleen Thomas: for more info.

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is the price of the meal. RSVP to 660-8257. Tubbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tank House, 2909 River Dr , Thunderbolt

Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

Every Wed. 5:00PM at My House Consignments & More, 206 W. Broughton St. No fees. Wanna learn? We love to show what we know. Many different levels get together in the store. Talk, knit, share have fun! Call 912-236-4111

Low Country Turners

This is a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Hank Weisman at 786-6953.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. Call 786-4508. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. , Savannah

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Join other moms for fun, inspiration, guest speakers, food and creative activities while children ages birth to 5 are cared for in a preschool-like setting. Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 9:15-11:30 am Call 898-0869 and 897-6167 or visit First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , Savannah

Old Time Radio Researcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Group

International fan and research group devoted to preserving and distributing oldtime radio broadcasts from 1926 to 1962. Send e-mail to Jim Beshires at or visit

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. For a nominal annual fee, members will receive monthly training sessions and seminars and have weekly runs of various distances. Kathy Ackerman,756-5865 or Billy Tomlinson 596-5965.

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Local MINI Cooper owners and enthusiasts who gather on the first Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. to go on motoring adventures together. Visit Starbucks, Victory Drive and Skidaway Road , Savannah

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at 5429 LaRoche Ave and the third Tuesday at Super King Buffet, 10201 Abercorn Street at 7:30 p.m. Call 308-2094, email kasak@ or visit Savannah

A Creative Writing and Reading discussion group that meets the 3rd Sunday of every month, 3:30-5pm

Safe Kids Savannah, a coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries, holds a meeting on the second Tuesday of every

Coastal MINIs

Coastal Readers & Writers Circle

Safe Kids Savannah

Savannah Adventure Club

Dedicated to pursuing adventures, both indoors and outdoors, throughout the Low country and beyond. Activities include sailing, camping, skydiving, kayaking, hiking, tennis, volleyball, and skiing, in addition to regular social gatherings. Free to join. Email or visit

Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers

The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition. This non-denominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 655-0994.

Savannah Art Association

The non-for profit art association, the Southeast’s oldest, is currently taking applications for membership. The SAA offers workshops, community programs, exhibition opportunities, and an artistic community full of diverse and creative people from all ages, mediums, and skill levels. Please call 912-232-7731 for more info.

Savannah Brewers’ League

Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Call 447-0943 or visit www. and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. , Savannah

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

A dinner meeting held the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St , Savannah http://www.stewart.

Savannah Fencing Club

Beginner classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $40. Some equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to

Savannah Friends of Music

first general membership meeting of 2011 on March 10th at the Wilmington Island Club, 501 Wilmington Island Road. Meeting begins at 11am. Musical program and lunch at noon. $23/person. To reserve space, contact Barbara McLaughlin at 598-0971 by March 3rd

Savannah Guardian Angels

Come meet the Local Chapter of the Guardian Angels on the 1st Monday of every month from 7pm-9pm at Elite Martial Arts in Pooler,GA. Free snacks and drinks and info on the Guardian Angels. For more info:

and making new friends. Call 351-3171.

Savannah Parrot Head Club

Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out for the events calendar or e-mail Wendy Wilson at

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

Meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the First City Club. 32 Bull St , Savannah

Savannah Toastmasters

Helps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 484-6710. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah

Savannah Wine Lovers

A sometimes formal group that also sometimes just gets together to drink wine. Visit

Savannah Writers Group

meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7pm at Books a Million to discuss, share and critique writing of fiction or non-fiction novels, essays or short stories. A meetand-greet precedes the meeting at 6:30pm. Contact Carol North, 912-920-8891. 8108 Abercorn St , Savannah

Savannah Writers Group

Hosts author Jean Ann Caywood to discuss techniques for developing a book idea. Presentation is followed by Q&A. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 7pm at Books-a-Million, 8108 Abercorn St.

Son-shine Hour

Meets at the Savannah Mall at the Soft Play Mondays from 11-12 and Thursdays from 10-11. Activities include songs, stories, crafts, and games for young children and their caregivers. Free, no registration, drop-ins welcome. Call Trinity Lutheran Church for details 912-925-3940 or email Savannah Mall,

Southern Wings

Local chapter of Women in Aviation International. It is open to men and women in the region who are interested in supporting women in aviation. Regular meetings are held once a month and new members are welcome. Visit


Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Free Spinning fiber into yarn group meets the first Monday of each month at 1pm. Wild Fibre, 6 East Liberty Street (near Bull St.) Call for info: 912-238-0514

Tarde en Espanol

Meets the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in different locations to practice spoken Spanish in a casual environment. 236-8566.

Savannah Jaycees

The 13th Colony Patriots

Savannah Newcomers Club

The Peacock Guild

Meeting and information session held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6pm to discuss upcoming events and provide an opportunity for those interested in joining the Jaycees to learn more. Must be 21-40 years old to join the chapter. 101 Atlas St. 912-353-7700 or Jaycee Building, Savannah

A Tea Party group that meets the 13th of each month at Logan’s Road House at 6pm. 11301 Abercorn St. Open to the public. Dedicated to the preservation of the United States Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. or call 912596-5267.

Open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, in addition, the club hosts a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist you in learning about Savannah

A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. Monthly meetings for the Writer’s Salon are held on first Tuesday and the Book Club meets on the third Tuesday. All meetings start at 7:30 p.m. at meet at 207

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E. Charlton St (Flannery O’Connor’s Childhood Home). Call 233-6014, facebook Peacock Guild or email for more info.

The Philo Cafe

A weekly discussion group that meets from 7:30pm-9pm at Books-A-Million, 8108 Abercorn St., each Monday. Anyone craving some good conversation is invited to drop by. No cost. For more info, email athenapluto@yahoo. com or look up The Philo Cafe on Facebook.



Theremin/Electronic Music Enthusiasts

A club for enthusiasts of electronic music and instruments, including the theremin, synths, Mooger Foogers, jam sessions, playing techniques, compositions, gigs, etc. Philip Neidlinger,

Victorian Neighborhood Association

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, at the American Legion Hall located at 1108 Bull Street. For more info visit the VNA website at:

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 927-3356. Savannah

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1 Game where you create people, with “The” 5 Boy band with the 2001 hit “Every Other Time” 8 Bob who won the 1986 PGA Championship 12 Clothing catalog 13 Not silicone 14 Dublin’s country, locally 15 “It’s ___ to the finish...” 16 Domestic car model which changes during April and May? 18 Film star who changes during July and August? 20 Morphine or codeine 21 Pompous asset? 22 “Trading Spaces” network 24 Arthur of “The Golden Girls” 25 React to acid 28 More hip 30 ID on a 1040 31 Currency exchange figures, often 33 “That ___ true!” 34 “The Simpsons” villain who changes during October and November? 37 Taj Mahal’s locale 40 Hawkins of school dances 41 Texted exclamation 44 Thingamawhatsis 47 Like some generals: abbr. 48 Boisterous laugh syllable 49 Code hidden in a bar code 50 Actress Thompson 52 Tommy Hilfiger’s New York birth city 54 With “The,” “Hair” song that changes during January and February? 58 New 13th zodiac sign that would cause all these changes (if astrologers took it seriously) 59 It gets threshed 60 Mess up completely 61 Adjective describing the Addams Family 62 Mr. ___ (con man on “Green Acres”) 63 Suffix after Rock or Raisin 64 Roulette picks: abbr. 65 “Guarding ___” (Shirley MacLaine movie)


1 Minor boo-boos 2 From Qazvin, e.g. 3 Pilgrim’s destination 4 Beverage option on Southern menus 5 Early pope called “The Great” 6 Bedroom comedy, often 7 Pensioner’s qualifier 8 Dakota, once: abbr. 9 Nintendo “diagnosis” 10 Cactus bumps 11 Toady’s response 12 Fashion designer Marc 13 “Mayberry ___” 17 Like two peas in ___ 19 Hulu offering 23 ___-Magnon man 26 Peeves 27 Coming from either end, so to speak 29 Angelina Jolie made-for-TV movie 32 LP option 34 Came down with 35 Ankle-___ 36 Skeezy district type 37 Spam, most often 38 Break down 39 Camp in the great outdoors 41 Cleveland residents, for instance 42 Gets hitched 43 Word before shot or knot 45 Former outfielder Moises 46 Alert system in action movies 51 Sound that triggers “Gesundheit” 53 Jazz singer Carmen 55 “___ kleine Nachtmusik” 56 Birds that look sorta like penguins 57 Course code for studying Freud, perhaps 58 Smelted stuff

Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

Meets the second Tuesday of every month (except October), 6:00 pm at Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner Street. Call 912232-3549 or email for more information.

Dance Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

C.C. Express Dance Team

Meets every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Recreation Building. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary for this group. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Savannah

Ceili Club

Experience Irish Culture thru Irish social dancing. No partner or experience needed. Learn the basics of Irish Ceili dancing. 7176 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Mondays at 7:30 p.m. For more info email PrideofIrelandGA@

Dance classes

Classes available in Latin, ballroom and other styles. Certified instructors available. No partner necessary. No talent? No problem! Wedding programs available. All ages welcome. Savannah Ballroom, 11 Travis St. www.

Home Cookin’ Cloggers

Meet every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Nassau Woods Recreation Building on Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes are being held at this time, however help will be available for those interested in learning. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Savannah

Irish Dance Classes

Glor na h’Eireann cultural arts studio is offering beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up, Adult Step & Ceili, Strength & Flexibility, non-competitive and competition programs, workshops and camps. TCRG certified. For more info contact PrideofIrelandGA@ or 912-704-2052.

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

Classes for multiple ages in the art of performance dance and Adult fitness dance. Styles include African, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, & Gospel. Classes are held Monday through Friday at the St. Pius X Family Resource Center. Classes start at $25.00 per month. For more information call 912-6313452 or 912-272-2797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail:

offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany B. at 272-8329.

St. Pius Family Resource Center,

Pole Dancing Class

Adult Intermediate Ballet

Mondays & Wednesdays, 7 - 8pm, $12 per class or 8 classes for $90. Class meets year round. (912) 921-2190 The Academy of Dance, 74 West Montgomery Crossroads ,

African Dance & Drum

Learn the rhythms of West Africa with instructor Aisha Rivers. Classes are held every Sunday - drums at 4pm, dance at 5pm Rhythms of West Africa, 607 W. 37th St. , Savannah

Argentine Tango

Lessons Sundays 1-3:30pm. Open to the public. Cost $3.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. For more information call 912-925-7416 or email Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h Ferguson Ave. ,

Beginners Belly Dance Classes

Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/skill levels welcome. Every Sunday, Noon-1PM, Fitness Body and Balance Studio 2127 1/2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/four. 912-5960889 or

Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

The perfect class for those with little to no dance background. Cybelle has been formally trained and has been performing for over a decade. $15/class. Tues: 7-8pm. Visit www. For info: or call 912-414-1091 Private classes are also available. Walk-ins are welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave.

Modern Dance Class

Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. For more info, call Elizabeth 912-354-5586. Beginners pole dance offered Wednesdays 8pm, Level II Pole Dance offered Monday 8pm, $22/1 class, $70/4 classes, pre-registration required. Learn pole dance moves and spins while getting a full body workout. Also offering Pole Fitness Classes Monday & Wednesday 11am. For more info: or 912-398-4776. Nothing comes off but your shoes. Fitness Body & Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. ,

Salsa Classes

Learn Salsa “Rueda de Casino” style every Wednesday, from 6-7pm Beginner, 7-8pm Intermediate, at the Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. Grace, 234-6183 or Juan, 330-5421. Delaware Recreation Center, Savannah

Salsa Lessons

Offered Saturdays 11:30am-1pm. $10.00 per class. Packages prices also available. Contact Kelly 912-398-4776 or

Salsa Lessons

Salsa Savannah offers beginner and intermediate salsa lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at several locations. For more info, contact:, or call 856-7323.

Salsa Savannah

Tuesdays at Tantra (8 E. Broughton St.), lessons from 7-9pm, open dancing 9pm-1am. Thursday at Saya (109 W. Broughton St.), lessons from 7-8pm, open dancing 9-11pm. Bachata lessons at Saya Thursdays from 89pm. For more info:, 912-704-8726.

Savannah Shag Club

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Shag music every Wednesday, 7pm, at Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. and every Friday, 7 pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr.

The Savannah Dance Club

The Savannah Dance Club hosts Magnificent Mondays from 6:15-11 p.m. FREE basic Shag and/or West Coast Swing lessons each Monday. Lesson schedule posted at Facebook/ Savannah Dance Club. Dance lessons 6:157:45pm. Special discount on 2011 membership thru Feb 15. For info: Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit Facebook/Savannah Dance Club Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. ,

Tribal Fusion Bellydance Class

Christa teaches a beginners tribal fusion bellydance class downtown Savannah on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm for $10. Contact her for full info at or

Events Charter Schools: A Choice in Public Education

The Georgia Charter Schools Association and Georgia Parent Advocacy Network host an event featuring a panel discussion on public charter schools. Learn more about our area charter schools and current petitions for new area charter schools. Feb. 17, 6:30-8pm. Savannah Tech, Eckburg Auditorium. 5717 White Bluff Rd.

Dinner with General Oglethorpe

Share a quaint colonial dinner with General James E. Oglethorpe and the garrison of Fort King George. musket & cannon firing, as well as interaction between General Oglethorpe, the fort officers, soldiers, and dinner guests. Menu: Ham, Cornish Hen, Greens, Corn Pudding, Rum Cakes. Water, Tea, Coffee. $30/ person. Darien, GA. 912-437-4770 or www.

February Sweetheart Dance

Romantic music, great fun, good food, and wonderful dancing. Black tie attire requested. Feb. 19th, 8:00 to 11:00pm at the Frank G. Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. For USA Dance members, the cost is $10 single, $15 couples; and for non-members $15 single, $20 couples. For more information contact Jamie at 912-308-9222, or visit the website at

Fort Frederica 275th Anniversary

A living history festival celebrating the 275th anniversary of the founding of the fort. Includes musket firings, demos, games and more. Feb. 19, 10am-4pm. Fort Frederica, 6515 Frederica Rd. St. Simon’s Island. 912638-3639.

Music in the Parlour with Diana

An afternoon of music, with homemade scones and sweet tea. Saturdays and Sundays, 1-3pm. $30/person. Limited seating. Reservations required. Call Diana Rogers: 912-2362866 or email:

The Armstrong Center

The Armstrong Center is available for meetings, seminars, workshops or social events. Classrooms, meeting space, auditorium and 6000-square-foot ballroom. 344-2951. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah

Film & Video Beaufort International Film Festival

33 Finalist Films and 5 Screenplays vie for prizes in (5) film categories. 16-20 February. All 33 films will be shown at this Film Festival which celebrates those who make the mov-

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March 21–April 19 “There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls,” said comedian George Carlin. “There are mornings when your dreams are more real and important than your waking life,” says my favorite dream worker. “There are times when the doctor isn’t feeling well, and only his patient can cure him,” says I. Now it so happens, Aries, that in the upcoming week, your life is likely to pass through an alternate reality where all three of the above conditions will prevail –– as well as other similar variants and mutations.


April 20–May 20 Hua Chi, a Buddhist monk in China, takes his devotions very seriously. For the last two decades he has performed as many as 3,000 prayers every single day in the same exact spot at his temple. Part of me admires his profound commitment, while part of me is appalled at his insane addiction to habit. It’s great that he loves his spiritual work so deeply, but sad that he can’t bring more imagination and playfulness to his efforts. I bring this up, Taurus, because I think it’s a good time, astrologically speaking, for you to take inventory of the good things you do very regularly. See if you can inject more fun and inventiveness into them.


May 21–June 20 “To the scientist there is the joy in pursuing truth which nearly counteracts the depressing revelations of truth,” said science fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft. The clear implication of this statement is that there’s always a sense of loss that comes with discovering the way things really are. I protest this perspective. I boycott it. As proof that it’s at least partially wrong, I offer up the evidence provided by your life in the days ahead. From what I can tell, the gratification that you feel while hunting down the truth will be substantial, and yet it will ultimately seem rather mild compared to the bliss that arrives when you find what you’re looking for.


June 21–July 22

People listen when Eric Schmidt speaks. He’s the CEO of Google, a company that has major power in shaping the future of information. In recent months he has been riffing on the disappearance of privacy. Because our lives are becoming interwoven with the Internet, he believes it will become increasingly hard to keep any secrets. “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know,” he says, “maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” This is especially true for you right now, Cancerian. In the coming weeks, I encourage you to maintain the highest standards of ethical behavior. The lucky thing about this situation is that news of the good deeds you do and smart moves you make are also likely to circulate far and wide.

your imagination.


I would love to see you play with your food this week. And draw pictures on walls. And have conversations with winking statues and talking trees and magic toasters. I’ll be thrilled, Scorpio, if you watch cartoons about furry animals outwitting maniacal robots and if you entertain fantasies of yourself pushing a cream pie in the face of an obnoxious authority figure. But given how dignified and discreet you tend to be, I realize the chances of any of this actually happening are miniscule. Can I at least coax you into hopping, skipping, and dancing around a lot when no one’s watching?

July 23–Aug. 22 Six years ago, a friend of mine came to believe she had died in a previous incarnation by being thrown off a horse. From that time on, she felt stuck. She became convinced that her life energy would remain in a state of suspended animation until she learned to feel comfortable on a horse. Fear kept her from even attempting that for a long time, but recently she got up the courage to begin. Her efforts were bumpy at first, but rapidly improved. As she gained confidence as a rider, every other aspect of her life bloomed, too –– just as she’d suspected. I think her experience could be useful for you to learn from in the coming months, Leo. What’s your biggest, oldest fear? Is there anything you could do to start dissolving it?


Aug. 23–Sept. 22 “I’m not confused,” said poet Robert Frost. “I’m just well mixed.” I would love that to be your motto in the coming weeks. You’re entering a phase of your cycle when you should be extra curious about blending ingredients in new combinations. In fact, I’ll go so far as to say that the cosmos will respond enthusiastically if you take steps to make yourself the embodiment of lush diversity. Celebrate complexity, Virgo! You will generate unexpected strokes of good fortune by experimenting with medleys and syntheses that appeal to the jaunty parts of


Sept. 23–Oct. 22 In addition to their standard offerings, the yoga teachers at Atlanta’s Tough Love Yoga center ( sometimes offer exotic variations. During their “Metal Yoga” classes, for instance, the soundtrack for their stretching and breathing exercises is heavy metal music. Here’s their promise: “Melt your face off in a very relaxing, healing way.” That’s the spirit I’d like to see you bring to your life in the coming week: vehemently intense but tenderly curative; wickedly fierce but brilliantly rejuvenating.


Oct. 23–Nov. 21

SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22–Dec. 21

“Better keep yourself clean and bright,” said George Bernard Shaw. “You are the window through which you must see the world.” Take that advice to heart, Sagittarius. This is an excellent time for you to do any necessary work to get yourself cleaner and brighter. I’m not at all implying that you’re a dusty, greasy mess. But like all of us, there’s a continuous build–up of foreign matter that distorts the view and that must be periodically washed away. If you do it now, your work will be extra smart and effective.

CAPRICORN Dec. 22–Jan. 19

The state of Wisconsin is famous for its cheese, so it wasn’t a big surprise when its state legislature decided to honor the bacterium that’s essential in

making cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Colby cheese. So as of last year, Lactococcus lactis is the official state microbe. I would love to see you decide upon your own most beloved microbe sometime soon, Capricorn. How about naming Ruminococcus or Peptococcus as your personal favorite among all of your gut flora? It’s that time of year when it makes cosmic sense to acknowledge and appreciate all of the small and hard–to–see things that keep you thriving.


Jan. 20–Feb. 18 Don’t put your shoes on before you put on your socks this week, OK? Refrain from polishing off a piece of cheesecake and a bowl of ice cream before dinner, and don’t say goodbye whenever you arrive at a new destination. Catch my drift, Aquarius? Do things in the proper order, not just while engaged in the fundamental tasks of your daily rhythm, but also in the long– term processes you’re carrying out. Each step in the sequence needs to prepare the way for the next step. Keep a clear vision of the organizing principle that informs your work.


Feb. 19–March 20 Many people know John Mellenkamp’s song “This Is Our Country” because it was used in a commercial for Chevy Silverado trucks. But if they’ve only heard it that way, they may be under a mistaken impression about its meaning. The ad quotes just a fraction of the lyrics, including “So let the voice of freedom / Sing out through this land / This is our country.” What the ad doesn’t include are other lines like “And poverty could be just another ugly thing / And bigotry would be seen only as obscene / And the ones that run this land / Help the poor and common man.” Let this serve as a cautionary tale for you, Pisces. Make sure you get the rest of every story –– not just the partial truth, but the whole freaking thing.


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“Stepping Stone Sudoku” Each circled square in this sudoku is the same number of steps away from another circled square with the same digit in it as the digit in those two circled squares. For example, a circled square with a 3 in it will have another circled square with a 3 in it exactly 3 steps away. Conversely, a square that is not circled will not have another occurrence of its digit that many steps away. A step is a move into a horizontally or vertically neighboring square (diagonally doesn’t count). Note that none of the circled squares contains the digit 1, because that would require a second 1 in the same row or column. Also note that the number of steps in a path between two squares is counted as the smallest number of steps required to travel between those two squares. When you’re done, as in a standard Sudoku, each row, column, and 3x3 box will contain the digits 1-9 exactly one time. Don’t be scared, you can do it! Or can you...?

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Psychotronic Film Society

Hosts weekly screenings every Wednesday, 8pm, at the Sentient Bean. Offering up a selection of films so bad they are good, cult classics and other rarities. For upcoming schedule visit:

Reel Savannah

Hosts screenings of critically acclaimed independent films from around the world at Victory Square Cinemas, 1901 E. Victory Dr. For schedule and more info, visit www.

Fitness A New Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

VING TSUN (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Using angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against them makes VING TSUN Kung Fu effective for everyone. Call Sifu Michael Sampson to find out about our free trial classes 912-429-9241. 11202 White Bluff Road. Drop Ins welcome. Savannah

Adult Dance & Fitness Class

Adult program featuring Beginner & Intermediate Ballet; BarreCore Body Sculpt; Barre Fusion; Gentle Tone & Stretch. Beginner through Advanced - something for everyone. Call for class times and info: 912-925-0903. The Ballet School, 10010 Abercorn St in Picadilly Square. www.

Belly Drills

This is an intense dance workout utilizing basic bellydance moves. Geared to all levels of ability. Dance your way to a better sense of well being. Bring water bottle. Thurs: 7-8pm. $15/class. Visit For info: or call 912414-1091. Walk-ins welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave.

Bellydancing for fun and fitness

The most fun class you’ve ever taken to get you in the best shape in the least amount of time. We provide bright colorful veils, jangling coin hip scarves, and exotic music. Every Wednesday, 6:30pm. $15 drop-in or $40 for four classes. Call 912-660-7399 or email

Crunch Lunch

30 minute Core and ABs concentration class. Offered 11:30am & 12:15pm Mon, Wed & Fri @ Fitness Body & Balance 2127 1/2 East Victory Dr. 912-398-4776.

Curvy Girl Bootcamp

Exercise class assisting women of size to reach their fitness goal. Every Tues & Thurs, 6-7pm. Lake Mayer Community Center. $70 a month or $10 per session. For more info call 912-341-7710 www.preservethecurves. com/curvycamp

Fertility Yoga

Ongoing series of 6-week sessions of Fertility Yoga are held on Tuesdays, 6-7:15PM at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Participants relax and gain more confidence about themselves and their body on the journey toward parenthood. The instructor is Ann Carroll. Cost is $100 for the 6 week session. Please call Ann, 704-7650 or e-mail carroll3620@ for info.

Fitness Classes at the JEA

Spin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for days and times. 355-8111. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St , Savannah

Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

Mondays, 10-11am (crawlers and toddlers) and 11:30-12:45 (infants and pre-crawlers) at the Savannah Yoga Center. The cost is $14 per class. Multi-class discounts are available. Walk-ins welcome. Call 232-2994 or visit Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. , Savannah

Pilates Mat Classes

Mat classes are held Tues & Thurs 7:30am8:30am, Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm, Mon & Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm, Thurs 12:30pm-1:30pm, & Sat 9:30am-10:30am. All levels welcome! Private and Semi-Private classes are by appointment only. Carol Daly-Wilder, Certified Pilates Instructor. Call 912.238-0018 Momentum Pilates Studio, 310 E. 41st St ,

Pre-natal/Post-natal fitness program

Oh Baby! Fitness classes start in March. Certified instructors. Classes include water aerobics and stroller workouts. Classes held at the Chatham County Aquatics Center and Lake Mayer. For more info, www. or call 678-528-1390.

Pregancy Yoga

Ongoing series of 8-week sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:15 PM at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. Cost is $100 for 8 weeks. Call Ann Carroll at 912-704-7650 e-mail

Rolf Method Bodywork

For posture, chronic pain and alignment of body/mind/spirit. Jeannie Kelley, LMT, certified advanced Rolf practitioner. www., 843-422-2900. Island Somatherapy, 127 Abercorn Street , Savannah

Squats N’ Tots

Stretch and strengthen overused body parts, as well as focus on muscle endurance, low impact aerobics, and abdominal work. Your baby (age 6 weeks to one year) can get in on the fun, or simply stay close to you on your mat. Call to pre-register 912-819-6463. St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being,

The Yoga Room

Visit or call 898-0361 for a schedule of classes, times and fees. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr , Savannah

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors Free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. 6.30 p.m., Tuesdays and 12:10 p.m., Thursdays, FitnessOne, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine, Memorial University Medical Center. Call 912-350-9031.

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting

Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or 307 E Harris St , Savannah

Gay AA Meeting

meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 311 E. Macon St. Savannah

Georgia Equality Savannah

The local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-547-6263. Savannah

Savannah Pride, Inc.

Meets second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Without the GLBT community, there

Help for Iraq War Veterans

A Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at the FCN building located at 307 E. Harris St. Call 657-1966, email or visit First City Network, Savannah

Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes

Stand Out Youth

What Makes A Family

A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 352-2611.

A method used at Fort Campbell to treat lack of sleep, anger, flashbacks, nightmares and emotional numbness in veterans is available in Savannah. 927-3432. Classes provide specialized breathing and guided imagery techniques designed to reduce stress during labor. Classes run monthly, meeting Saturdays for three consecutive weeks. To register, call 843-6838750 or e-mail Birththroughlove@yahoo. com. Family Health & Birth Center, 119 Chimney Rd , Rincon

HypnoBirthing Classes

Better Breathers of Savannah

Learn to birth in a calm and gentle environment without fear. Uses relaxation, meditation and guided imagery to achieve the birthing experience you desire. Tiffany,

Every Step Counts Survivors Walk

Learn about causes, risks, symptoms and treatments at this class held every Monday. Call Leah Mitchem for more info: 912-2322691

Health Meets to discuss and share information on C.O.P.D. and how people live with the disease. For info, call Dicky at 665-4488 or

Kidney Disease

Memorial invites all cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to join in a monthly walk. Free and open to everybody. call DeDe Cargill at 912-398-6554. February 26, 9am.

La Leche League of Savannah

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings

Conducted at three locations. From 8:30a. m.-12:30p.m. and 5:15p.m.-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the SJ/C AfricanAmerican Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 for appt. Every Monday from 10a.m.-12p.m. at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appt necessary. Every MondayFriday from 10a.m.-2p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578. Savannah

Free hearing & speech screening

Hearing: Every Thurs. 9-11 a.m. Speech: 1st Thurs. of each month. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601. 1206 E 66th St , Savannah http://www.savannahspeechandhearing. org/

Healthcare for the Uninsured

St. Mary’s Health Center is open for health needs of uninsured residents of Chatham County. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. For information or to make an appointment, call 443-9409. St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. ,


Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. La Leche League of Savannah is a breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers. 897-9544, www.lllusa. org/web/SavannahGA.html. Family Health and Birth Center, Savannah

Meditation and Energy Flow Group

Meet with others who practice meditation or want to learn how, discuss techniques, & related areas of holistic health, healing, Reiki, Energy Medicine, CAM. Reduce stress, increase peace & health! For info: or 912-247-4263

Memorial Health blood pressure check

Free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 350-7587. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-2647154.

Pregnancy Yoga

Ongoing series of 6-week sessions are held on Thursdays, 6-7:15pm at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. The instructor is Ann Carroll. Cost is $100 for continues on p. 42

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the 6 week session. Call Ann, 704-7650 or email for info.

the Quit line

A toll-free resource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for all Georgia residents 18 or older and concerned parents of adolescents who are using tobacco. Call 1-877-270-STOP or visit

Nature and Environment Dolphin project of georgia

Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 727-3177, visit or e-mail

tybee island Marine science center

Offering a variety of fun educational programs including Beach Discovery Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks and the Coastal Georgia Gallery, which features an up close look at dozens of local species. Open daily, 10am-5pm. For more info, call 912-786-5917 or visit Tybee Island

walk on the wild side

The Oatland Island Wildlife Center offers a 2-mile Native Animal Nature Trail that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats, and features live native animal exhibits. Open daily from 10-4 except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New years. 898-3980, 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah

wilderness southeast

Offers a variety of programs every month including guided trips with naturalists, canoe rides and more. Their mission is to develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. For more information: 912-236-8115 or sign-up on our website

Pets & Animals a walk in the park

Professional pet sitting, boarding, dog walking and house sitting services offered in downtown Savannah and the nearby islands. All jobs accepted are performed by the owner to ensure the safety of your pets. Local references available. Please call 401.2211 or email to make a reservation.

low cost pet clinic

Tails Spin and Dr. Lester host low cost vaccine clinic for students, military and seniors on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 5-6pm. The cost for each vaccination is $12.00, with $2.00 from each vaccination to be donated to Savannah Pet Rescue Agencies. Habersham village Shopping Center. For more info: www.tailsspin. com

professional pet sitting and Dog walking Insured, bonded, certified in pet first aid and CPR. 355-9656,

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Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on sundays at 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at the Canine Palace, 612 Abercorn St. For info, call 912-

234-3336. Savannah

Readings & Signings

Every Wednesday at noon at Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Bring your lunch and your Bible. 352-4400 or Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 10192 Ferguson Avenue , Savannah http://www.

circle of sister/Brotherhood Book club

meets the last Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. at the African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605. Savannah

savannah Book Festival

Three days of events in and around Telfair Square featuring authors from around the country. Feb. 18-20. All events are free and open to the public. For more info, visit www.

tea time at ola’s

A book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Call Beatrice Wright at 652-3660. Bring your ideas and lunches. Tea will be provided. 232-5488 or 652-3660. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, Savannah

Religious & Spiritual christian Businessmen’s committee

Meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Piccadilly Cafeteria in the Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn St. Call 8983477. Savannah

DrUUming circle

First Saturday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah on Troup Square at Habersham and Macon streets. Drummers, dancers and the drumcurious are welcome. Call 234-0980 or visit 313 Harris St. , Savannah

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For a peaceful end to your day attend the chanted service of Compline (Singing Good Night to God) sung at 9pm every Sunday night by the Compline Choir of historic Christ Church (1733) on Johnson Square; 28 Bull Street. Open to the public. All are welcome! Call 232-4131 for more info.

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Attend church from home Sundays at 9 and 11am with Pastor Ricky Temple and Overcoming by Faith Ministries. Log onto www., click ’Watch Now’. 927-8601. Overcoming by Faith Ministries, 9700 Middleground Rd. , Savannah

Metaphysics For everyday self-Mastery

A series of metaphysical/New Thought classes at The Freedom Path Science of Life Center, 619 W 37th St., Mondays 8pm, with Adeeb Shabazz. $10 suggested donation, 1877-494-8629,,

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Music Ministry for children & youth

The children’s choir for 3 years through second grade will be known as Joyful Noise and the youth choir grades 3-5 will be known as youth Praise. Joyful Noise will meet Sundays from 4-5 p.m. and youth Praise will meet Sundays from 5-6 p.m. Call Ronn Alford at 925-9524 or visit White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Rd , Savannah

nicodemus by night

An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Nicodemus by Night, Savannah

Quakers (religious society of Friends)

Meets Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Call the clerk, 912-3736276 Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St , Savannah http://www.

realizing the god within

A series of Metaphysical/New Thought classes presented by The Freedom Path Science of Life Center, featuring metaphysical minister and local author Adeeb Shabazz. Mondays at 8pm. 619 W 37th St. , Savannah

soka gakkai of america

SGI is an international Buddhist movement for world peace and individual happiness. The group practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. Introductory meetings are held the third Sunday of the month. For further information, call 232-9121.

the savannah zen center

Soto Zen Meditation: Tuesday evenings 6-6:30pm with study group following 6:307:30pm; Sundays 8am-9:30am which includes Dharmatalk. Donations accepted. Rev. Fugon Cindy Beach cindy@alwaysoptions. com. The Savannah Zen Center, 505 Blair St. Savannah. More info: savannahzencenter. com The Savannah Zen Center, 505 Blair St. , Savannah

the world peace Diet

Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony. you’ve heard of the South Beach Diet; the Atkins Plan. Learn about a diet that nurtures your spirit and the world. Sunday, Feb. 20, 11am. Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community. 1001 E. Gwinnett, corner of Gwinnett and Ott. Religious education for 1st through 8th grades. Refreshment and discussion follow the service.

Unitarian Universalist Beloved community church

Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 1001 E. Gwinnett St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 786-6075, e-mail Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. Savannah

Unitarian Universalist church of savannah

Liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sunday, 11 am, Troup Square Sanctuary. 234-0980, admin@uusavannah. org or 313 Harris St. , Savannah

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Unity of Savannah

Two Sunday morning Celebration Services - 9:15 and 11:00. (Children’s Church and childcare at 11:00.) A.W.E. interactive worship service at 7 p.m. every first Friday of the month. Noon prayer service every Thurs. To find out about classes, workshops and more visit, or call 912355-4704. 2320 Sunset Blvd. Unity Church of Savannah, Savannah

Women’s Bible Study

at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 1601 Drayton St , Savannah

Sports & Games Savannah Bike Polo

Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. Check out www. for more information.

Texas Hold ’Em Poker League

Free Texas Hold Em poker league is available to the public. Teaches new players how to play and advanced players can come and work on their skills. Prize tournaments for season points leaders. for more info.

Support Groups Al Anon Family Groups

A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics meets Monday at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at 1501 Eisenhower Dr. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive. Call 598-9860 or visit Savannah


Alanon is for families and friends of alcoholics. New group meeting on Isle of Hope at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Avenue off of Parkersburg Rd. Monday nights at 7:30. Selma, 354-8550.

Al-Anon Meetings

Meetings for families and friends of alcoholics are held every Monday at 5:30pm and Saturday at 11am. Melissa, 844-4524. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave , Savannah

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group

Senior Citizens, Inc. hosts a Caregiver’s support group for individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Meets every second Monday at the Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Road. For more info, call 236-0363, ext. 143. Savannah

Amputee Support Group

Open to all patients who have had a limb amputated and their families or caregivers. Call 355-7778 or 353-9635.

Bleeding Disorders Support Group

Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

Cancer support group

Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 11am-12pm. at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. The group is open to anyone who is living with, through or beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Call 819-8784. Savannah

Citizens With Retarded Citizens

Open to families of children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly at 1211 Eisenhower Drive. 355-7633. Savannah

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Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Candler Heart and Lung Building, second floor, Room 2. Call 3551221; or visit 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

Meets every Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at Savannah Christian Church, Room 250. This is a group for couples struggling with primary or secondary infertility, whether they have been on this journey for one year or many years. Call Kelly at 596-0852 or email emptycradle_ 55 Al Henderson B;vd. , Savannah

Domestic Violence Hotline

The Georgia Human Resources Department and Georgia Coalition on Family Violence have a new number, 24 hours a day. 1-80033-HAVEN.

Domestic violence support group

SAFE Shelter provides a domestic violence support group every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Inc. Building at 3205 Bull St. Call Brenda Edwards, 629-8888. Savannah

Don’t Face Your Problems Alone

Are you between the ages of 11-18, or a concerned parent of a teen? We are here to help. Please call Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter 912-2344048 or

Fibromyalgia support group

meets the second Thursday from 5:306:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 819-6743. 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

First Line

An after-hours referral and information line to talk confidentially about birth control, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy options. A free service from Planned Parenthood, available nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. at 1-800-264-7154.

Gray Matters Brain Injury Support Group Savannah

Narcotics Anonymous

A free support and education group for those who have suffered or want to prevent or reverse Heart Disease, and/or Diabetes problems. Contact, Jeff: 912-598-8457; email:

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Heartbeats for Life

Hope House

Provides housing and support services such as life skills, resources and referrals, follow-up care and parent-child activities funded by DHR Promoting Safe and Stable Families. Please call 236-5310 for information. Hope House of Savannah, 214 E. 34th St. , Savannah

KidsNet Savannah Parent Support Group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at the Department of Juvenile Justice Multi-Purpose Center, 1149 Cornell Ave. Call Carole Kaczorowski at 598-7001, Lorr Elias at 351-6375 or Bruce Elias at 644-5916. Department of Juvenile Justice Multi-Purpose Center, 1149 Cornell Ave , Savannah

LD-AD/HD Support Group

Parents of children with learning disorders, attention deficit or hyperactivity disorder are invited to join this professionally lead support group discussion problem solving, medication, alternative treatments and more. Pre-registration req’d. Call Laurel Brady at 912-659-4687.

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call Jennifer Currin, 3507845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah

Living without Violence

The SAFE Shelter offers free drop-in counseling to anyone who is in an abusive relationship. Meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Education Building at Whitaker & McDonough St. 2349999. First Baptist Church of Savannah, 223 Bull St. , Savannah

Memorial Health Focus

For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Meets the third Thursday at 5 p.m. in the gym at The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

Focus is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents and caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. For info, call Saundra at 350-3396. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 450 Mall Blvd. Seven-week support groups for children and adults are offered by the bereavement counselors at no charge as a complementary service of Hospice Savannah. For information call 912.303.9442 or visit www.

discusses topics that are relevant to anyone with a debilitating disease every fourth Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave. at Montgomery Cross Roads. 355-1523. St James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave , Savannah

Grief Support Group

Psycho sudoku Answers

Multiple Sclerosis support group

Crossword Answers

Call 238-5925 for the Savannah Lowcountry Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting schedule. A recovery support group for people living with mental illness. Tuesdays: 6:30-8pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. Thursdays: 6:30-8pm, Pine Woods Retreat, 1149 Cornell Ave. Suite 3A. Saturdays: 1:303:30pm, Candler Heart & Lung Building (2nd Floor). Call 912-353-7143 for more info.

Overeaters Anonymous

Meets weekly at several locations. Please visit to locate a meeting.

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group

Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Meets the first Thursday of the month. 56:30pm in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For more info, call 355-6347 or 238-4666.

PRIDE Support Group

This is a support group for parents of children with bleeding disorders. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah

Rape Crisis Center

assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. The Rape Crisis Line is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 233-7273. The center offers free, confidential counseling for victims and their families.

S-Anon Family Group

A fellowship for families and friends of sexaholics. For info, call 663-2565.

Self-Help Support Group for People with HIV/AIDS

For more information on a support group for men and women living with HIV/AIDS, please contact Mary Jackson at My Brothaz HOME, Inc. at 912-231-8727. These two groups are confidential and only for persons with verified HIV/AIDS.

Senior Citizen’s Inc. Alzheimer’s Support Group For families of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. Second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Ruth Byck Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. Call ahead to reserve a seat. Call Stacey Floyd at 236-0363. 3025 Bull St , Savannah

Smoking Cessation Support Group

is open to anyone who has stopped smoking and needs additional support or to those who are considering trying to stop smoking. Call 819-8032 or 819-3368.

Spinal Injury Support Group

Meets every third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial Health. For info, call Jami Murray at 350-8900. Savannah

Support Group for Parents of Ill Children

who have a seriously ill child receiving treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A case manager facilitates the meetings, and a child life specialist provides an arts and crafts activity. Meets once a week. Call Donna at 350-5616. Backus Children’s Hospital, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

Teens nurturing teens

Meets the third Sunday of the month at 3 PM on the 2nd floor of the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. This group is for teens who have a family member or loved one impacted by cancer. For more info, call 819-5704.

Meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month. For more information contact. Michelle McGee 912-224-9201 or sign up on the Facebook page Tourette’s Community of Savannah. Call for meeting place and times

troup square al-anon Family group

A support group for friends and family of alcoholics, with special attention to issues of adult children of alcoholics. 495-9758 or Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. , Savannah

wheeze busters

is an asthma support group for children that meets in the Rainbow Room at The Children’s Place at Candler Hospital. Call 921-3368. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. , Savannah

women who love too much

meets Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. Call Maureen Wozniak at 355-4987.

volunteers america’s second harvest Food Bank needs volunteers

To help with various tasks around food bank and warehouse. Apply as soon as possible. 912-236-6750 ext 109. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, 2501 E. President St , Savannah http://www.

First steps

Become a volunteer with First Steps and provide support, education and community resources to help parents of newborns establish healthy and positive relationships with their babies. Call 819-6910. St. Joseph’s Hospital, 11705 Mercy Blvd. , Savannah

good samaratin clinic

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Spanish interpreters and clerical staff. The Good Samaritan Clinic serves people without insurance and whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty line. To volunteer call Greta Tholstrup at 429-1502.

help Feed the hungry

Savannah Hosea Feed the Hungry is in need of regular volunteers to maintain the food and clothing rooms. One or two regular volunteers are needed as a telephone clerk/ receptionist. We also need several strong arms with vans or trucks to load, deliver, and unload boxes of produce 3x a week. Daytime hours. visit 141 Telfair Rd. or Call 912-232-3085.

hospice volunteers

you can make a big difference in the lives of others by volunteering for THA Group Island Hospice, a non-profit Hospice care provider. Assist with office support, computer work, patient and/or family support, special events or fund raising activities. Opportunities available in Georgia and South Carolina. Training is provided. For info, call Sally Welsh at 888.842.4663 or go to www.

literacy volunteers needed

Project READ, an adult literacy program, is in need of volunteer tutors who can commit to 2 or 4 hours each week. Call Jodi at Royce Learning Center at 354-4047. Royce Learning Center, 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd , Savannah

live oak regional public libraries

needs volunteers to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. Call 652-3661. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St , Savannah

oatland island education center

Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call 898-3980. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah

rape crisis center

volunteer training March 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 (6pm9pm) and March 5 (8:30am-4pm). Help victims of sexual assault in your community. All applicants must be at least 18 years old, submit to a criminal background check, fill out an application, interview with the volunteer Coordinator and complete volunteer training. For more information, call 912233-3000 or send an e-mail to volunteers@

rebuilding together savannah

volunteer organization in partnership with the community that rehabilitates houses of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly, disabled and families with children. visit

riverview health and rehabilitation center

is looking for volunteers to assist residents in activities or just come and visit. For info, call Rhonda Sheffield, volunteer coordinator, at 354-8225, Ext. 243. Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center, 6711 LaRoche Ave. , Savannah

ronald McDonald house volunteers needed

Help in the “home away from home” for the families of hospitalized children. volunteers also are needed to provide home-cooked meals for families staying at the house. volunteer internships also available for college students. Nikole Layton, 356-5520. Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue ,

speech and hearing center needs volunteers

to conduct hearing screenings for adults and children. Nurses and retired nurses are encouraged to apply for eye, ear, and dental exams on pre-school children. Flexible scheduling is available. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call Jane Medoff at 355-4601 Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St , Savannah

telfair Docent program

The Telfair Museum of Art is accepting applications for its volunteer docent program. After completing training, docents will be responsible for leading tours in the Telfair Academy and Jepson Center. Call Sarah Ward, 790-8827. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard Street , Savannah

the Dolphin project of georgia

needs boat owners, photographers and other volunteers to help conduct scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along the coast of Georgia. you must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit the Web site at


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is a service of the United Way of the Coastal Empire. Call 2-1-1 or 651-7726, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri, or send e-mail to volunteer@ United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St , Savannah http://www.uwce. org/ CS

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GEORGETOWN..3BR, 2BA brick home w/1900 sq.ft. LR w/fireplace, separate DR and family room. $1,200. Prime Properties 925-6870 / 897-2272 HOUSE FOR RENT: 643 West 40th Lane (between Burroughs & Florence). 3-bedrooms with central heat/air. $650/month. Call 912-844-0694 or 912-508-2397 HOUSE FOR RENT/CORNER LOT 821 Cubbedge Street,CARVER VILLAGE. 3BD/2BA, LR/DR/kitchen/FR, W&D/conn, storage-room, patio. No pets! $800/monthly-$800/dep. Section 8 Accepted. 803-749-3350


2 BR 2 Bath 14x17 mobile home on 5 acre lot between Springfield and Clyo 45 minutes from Savannah. $385.00 month call 912-233-5923 or 912-398-6232 $385.00 (912)398-6232

EFFINGHAM, EDEN: Doublewide, 3BR/2BA, clean, neat. 173 Ridge Road, Fox Bow. $700/month plus deposit. 912-401-2620 FALL AVE near Gould School: 2BR/1.5BA mobile home on private lot, water included $525 plus dep. 234-0548 NO SECTION 8


OAK FOREST-2BR, 1BA Apt, furnished kitchen $500-$525 739-1/2 E. 39TH-2BR,1BA, furnished kitchen, duplex $650. DUANE CT. 2BR/1BA Apt. furnished kitchen $625. WINDSOR CROSSING CONDO-total electric, 2BR, 2BA, $650. Frank Moore & Co. 920-8560

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Mt. Pisgah Properties Homes for Rent •218 Vale Royal Rincon 3/2 $850mth LP Available •306A East Hwy. 80 1/1 Apt $375 •230 Goebel Ave. Sav’h 3/1 $650mth •501 E. Hwy 80 B-dale 2/1 $650mth •125 Edgewater Lot Rent $250 LP=Lease Purchase

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CLEARVIEW HOMES One, Two & Three bedroom, Kitchen equipped, HVAC, Carpet. Rents from $399-$625.

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OFFICE SPACE and Meeting room available for rent: Located at 600 West Hwy.80, Pooler, GA. For more info, call 912-695-5635.


House & Apartment. Nice location. Will work with deposit. May include utilities. $850 & Up. Call 912-660-6477 Rental: Thunderbolt Harbor EliteCondo. 1800sqft 2BR, den, diningarea, 2BA, Jacuzzi, FP, pool, 2-cargarage, balcony overlooking Intracoastal Waterway boat-slip $1800 (912)661-4814 RENT: DUPLEX 1204 E.53rd Street. 2BR/1BA $475/month plus $475/deposit. Two blocks off Waters Ave, Close to Daffin Park. Call 234-2726 Days/Nights/Weekends. SOUTHSIDE •1BR apts, washer/dryer included. Water & trash included, $625/month. •2BR/1.5BA townhouse apt, total electric, w/washer & dryer/$650. Call 927-3278 THREE BEDROOM 1 Snowy Egret Ct $1250 2014 Wessels Ave $895 15 Wilshire Blvd. $875 1906 E.58th St. $750 TWO BEDROOM HOUSES 814 Crossgate Rd. $750 6 Seneca St. $750 1236 E.38th St. $675 1012 Hearn St. $575 APARTMENTS 303 Gallery Way $1100 62 King James Ct. $1025 527 E.38th St. $695 2 Bedrooms 1102 E. 33rd St. $725 One Bedroom 740 E.45th St. #1 $725 116 E.Gordon Ln. $595 Duplexes 1128 E.53rd St. $495 1320 E.54th St. $495 1234-A E.55th St. $550 FOR DETAILS & PICTURES VISIT OUR WEB PAGE WWW.PAMTPROPERTY.COM Pam T Property 692-0038 TYBEE - 2BR/1BA Apt., central-heat/air. Walk to beach, 1 block from AJ’s. $800/month, $800/deposit. Call 912-507-4637.

UPCHURCH ENTERPRISES 912-665-0592 912-354-7737

32 GOEBEL Avenue: 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bath garage apt. $750/month.

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DODGE Stratus, 2001- Automatic, 4-door, AC, runs great $2,450. Call 912-441-2150

•Wilmington Island Duplex: 2BR/1BA Livingroom/dining combo, kitchen, laundry. $750/month 912-897-6789 or 344-4164


Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932.

rooms for rent 895 SPACIOUS ROOMS FOR RENT Newly renovated on busline.2 blocks from Downtown Kroger,3 blocks from Historic Forsyth Park. $150/week w/No deposit. 844-5995


New Large Clean Carpeted Rooms, only 2-4 rooms per guest house. Quiet Areas, Busline. Cable, Fridge, TV, utilities, furnished rooms. Rooms with PRIVATE BATHROOMS available. $99-$159/Week. DISCOUNT FOR FOOD SERVICE AND HOTEL EMPLOYEES EFFICIENCY APARTMENTS 2BR/1BA & 1BR/1BA APTS. LR, kitchen, refrigerator, stove, all utilities & cable included. $179 & $225 weekly. $880-$925/monthly with utilities. No Credit check.


ROOMS FOR RENT Completely furnished. Central heat and air. Conveniently located on busline. $130 per week. Call 912-844-5995.

LARGE VICTORIAN with windows on two sides, across from library, nicely furnished, all utilities. TV/cable/internet, washer/dryer, $140/week. $504/month. 912-231-9464 Other apts. avail. LOOKING FOR Two responsible persons. 2 rooms available. Privatebaths, CH&A/cable/telephone. Immediate occupancy. $500/month each room, $125/security deposit. Mr.Brown: 912-663-2574, 912-234-9177.


Furnished, affordable room available includes utility, cable,refrigerator, central heat/air. $115-$140/weekly, no deposit.Call 912-844-3609 NEED A ROOM? STOP LOOKING! Great rooms available ranging from $115-$140/weekly. Includes refrigerators, cable w/HBO, central heat/air. No deposit. Call 912-398-7507. NICE ROOM for rent, Nice neighborhood. Liberty City area. For reliable, working person. No drugs! Contact 912-272-6452

CLEAN, QUIET, Room & Efficiencies for Rent.On Busline, Stove, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer. Rates from $85-$165/week. Special Discounts for Monthly Payments. Call 912-272-4378 or 912-631-2909

NO DEPOSIT-LIMITED TIME! East &West Savannah & Bloomingdale •REDUCED RENT!• •Rooms $100 & Up. Furnished, includes utilities, central heat and air, Comcast cable, washer/dryer. Hardwood floors, ceramic tile in kitchen and bath. Shared Kitchen & Shared bath. Call 912-210-0181.

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Roommate Wanted: $326 month 1/2 utilities. Deposit of $150. (912) 312-5420

EFFICIENCY ROOMS Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week. Call 912-844-5995.

DOWNTOWN near SCAD & SOUTHSIDE near Hunter. Fully furnished, cable tv, Wi-Fi, free laundry, offstreet parking. Priv. bath, fridge, microwave avail. Drug free. $125-$165/wk. Call 912-220-8691 or 912-604-1890

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CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, HBO, ceiling fans. $110-$140 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065 EFFICIENCIES $160/per week & up. Utilities included, Furnished, private bath. ½ off first week’s rent. No Deposit. 912-695-7889 or 912-342-3840 FURNISHED EFFICIENCY: 1510 Lincoln St. $155/week or $165/week for double occupancy, Includes microwave, refrigerator, stove, & utilities! Call 912.231.0240

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FEMALE ROOMMATE to share 2BR home. Laundry, cable, internet access, washer/dryer, kitchen. No smoking. $100/week+deposit. Call 912-631-0306. ROOMMATE WANTED: 130 Alpine Drive. $480/mo., $250/deposit or $150/week Near Hunter AAF. share 1/2 electric. Available Now. 912-272-8020 transportation 900

cars 910 Dodge Caliber, 2007 DODGE Caliber, 2007- Black, gray/red cloth interior,AM/ FM, CD, automatic, A/C elec. doors/windows. New trans. per warranty, 62000 miles. City/23-Hiway/26, excellent condition $9,800.00 (912)598-7744


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HONDA PRELUDE, 1996, 5-speed, AC, Loaded, $1650 47 OBO (912) 441-2150 MERCURY Grand Marquis, 1996Extra clean, low miles, AC, loaded. Runs super $2,950. 912-441-2150 Motorcycles/ AtVs 940 250 Bayou Kawasaki ATV KAWASAKI Bayou, 2009- Brand new! Won in drawing.Color: White. Includes brand new 5X8 trailer with chrome rims. $3,800.00 (912)282-3911

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